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LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The United Methodist Church 

June 3-6, 2007 
37th Session 



Table of Contents 

Page 

I. Officers of the Annual Conference 4 

II. Conference Directories 6 

III. Conference Calendar: 2007 - 2008 12 

IV. Council, Teams, Boards, 

Commissions, Committees, Trustees 16 

V. Daily Proceedings 49 

VI. Disciplinary Questions 91 

VII. Conference Registry 125 

VIII. Appointments 189 

IX. Pastoral Records 211 

X. Conference Structure and Rules 225 

XI. Memoirs 247 

XII. Reports 275 

XIII. Statistical Tables S-l 



/}/ / Journal of the 
Thirty-Seventh Session 
of the 

Louisiana Annual Conference 

United Methodist Church 
South Central Jurisdiction 

held AT 

Baton Rouge River Center 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

June 3-6, 2007 

Area Offices of the United Methodist Church 

527 North Boulevard 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802-5700 

Office: (225) 346-1646 /Fax: (225)383-2652 

Toll Free: (888) 239-5286 

Web: www.la-umc.org/E-mail: lcumc@bellsouth.net 



Carl E. Rhoads, III 
Conference Journal Editor 



Patti J. Perkins 
Assistant Journal Editor 



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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 



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I. Officers of the Annual Conference 
Executive Officers 



President: Bishop William W. Hutchinson 

527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5700 (225) 346-1646 

Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries: Donald C. Cottrill 
527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5700 (225) 346-1646 

Secretary and Statistician: Carl E. Rhoads, III 

527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5700 (225) 346-1646 

Executive Director of Administrative Services: Carl E. Rhoads, III 
527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5700 (225) 346-1646 

President/CEO, United Methodist Foundation: Robert C. Fairly, Jr. 

8337 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge 70809 (225)346-1535 Fax: (225)343-0756 
(800)256-9317 

Pension and Benefits Officer: Carl E. Rhoads, III 

527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5700 (225) 346-1646 

Chancellor: Benjamin W. Mount 

P. O. Box 3004, Lake Charles 70602 

1011 Lake Shore Drive, Magnolia Building, Second Floor, Lake Charles 70601 

(337) 433-3004 / Fax: (337) 433-8080 

Associate Chancellors: J. Jay Caraway, Thomas A. Harrell, Robert L. Roland and 
D. Ryan Sartor, Jr. 

Lay Leader: George K. Anding 

4148 Lake Sherwood Avenue East, Baton Rouge 70816 
(225) 293-8870 

President, United Methodist Women: Harriette T. Elrod 
1 1 1 DeSoto Street, Tallulah 71282-4550 (318) 574-0158 

President, United Methodist Men: Joe Kelley 

P. O. Box 430, St. Francisville 70775 (225) 635-6207 

President, Board of Trustees: Gail Nelson 

7301 Montclair, Shreveport 71 105 (318) 797-1314 



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District Superintendents 



ACADIAN A: Roger D. Lathan 

Dauphine Building, Ste. 100, 850 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508 
Office: (337) 235-2904 / Fax: (337)235-0080 
E-Mail: acadumc@bellsouth.net 

ALEXANDRIA: Ramonalynn W. Bethley 

2350- A Methodist Parkway, Woodworth 71485 
Office: (318) 443-3213 /Fax: (318)448-3550 
E-Mail: umcalxds@bellsouth.net 



BATON ROUGE: 



Larry G. Miller 

2644 Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Ste. 104, Baton Rouge, 70816-2248 
Office: (225) 293-8868 / Fax: (225)293-8869 
E-Mail: brdistla@bellsouth.net 



LAKE CHARLES: 



Jerry G. Hilbun 

816 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles 70601 
Office: (337) 439-2982 / Fax: (337)439-2969 
E-Mail: lcdistrict @ lcdumc.com 



MONROE: 



Robert L. Burgess 

3101 Armand Street, Suite #2, Monroe 71201 
Office: (318) 387-7364 /Fax: (318)387-0000 
E-Mail: monroedistrict@bellsouth.net 



NEW ORLEANS: 



W. Ralph Ford 

P.O. Box 15259, New Orleans 70175-0259 
Office: (504) 488-5430 / Fax: (504)488-5431 
E-Mail: noladistrict@bellsouth.net 



SHREVEPORT: 



Douglas L. Cain 

P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport 71 134-1 188 
Office: (318) 869-5729 /Fax: (318)865-9623 
E-Mail: jwilson@centenary.edu 



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II. Conference Directories 

General and Jurisdictional Agencies 

Cokesbury Service Center - 201 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 
(800) 672-1789 /Fax: (800)445-8189/ www.cokesbury.org 

Discipleship Resources - P. O. Box 1616, Alpharetta, GA 30009-1616 

(800) 685-4370 / Fax: (770) 442-9742 / www.discipleshipresources.org 

General Board of Church & Society - 100 Maryland Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-5664 
(202) 488-5600 / Fax: (202)488-5619/ www.umc-gbcs.org 

General Board of Discipleship - P. O. Box 340003, Nashville, TN 37203-0003 
(877) 899-2780 / Fax: (615) 340-7006 / www.gbod.org 

General Board of Global Ministries - 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 101 15 
(212) 870-3600 / Fax: (212) 870-3748 / www.gbgm-umc.org 

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry - P. O. Box 340007, Nashville, TN 37203-0007 
(615) 340-7400 /Fax: (615)340-7048/ www.gbhem.org 

General Board of Pension - 1201 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201-4193 
Fax: (847)475-5061/ www.gbophb.org 

• Clergy: (800)851-2201 

• Clergy/Lay serving United Methodist-related employers: (800) 356-3736 

General Board of Publication - The United Methodist Publishing House, 
P. O. Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202-0801 
(615) 749-6000 Fax: (615)749-6079/ www.umph.org 

General Commission on Archives and History - P. O. Box 127, Madison, NJ 07940 
(973) 408-3189 /Fax: (973)408-3909/ www.gcah.org 

General Commission on Christian Unity & Inter-religious Concerns 

475 Riverside Drive, Room 1300, New York, NY 101 15 
(212) 749-3553 Fax: (212) 749-3556 / www.gccuic-umc.org 

General Commission on Communications - 810 12 th Avenue, South, Nashville, TN 37203 
(615) 742-5400 / Fax: (615) 742-5415 / www.umcom.org 

General Commission on Religion and Race - 100 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Suite 400, 

Washington, D.C. 20002-5620 (202) 547-2271 /Fax: (202)547-0358/ www.gcrr.org 

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women - 1200 Davis Street, 

Evanston, IL 60201-4188 (800) 523-8390 / Fax: (847)869-1466/ www.gcsrw.org 

General Commission on United Methodist Men - P. O. Box 340006, Nashville, TN 37203-0006 
(615) 340-7145 /Fax: (615)340-1770/ www.gcumm.org 



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General Council on Finance and Administration - P. O. Box 340029, Nashville, TN 37203- 
0029 (866) 367-4232 /Fax: (615)329-3394/ www.gcfa.org 

Jurisdiction Office and Volunteers In Mission 

Rev. David Severe, Exec. Director of Mission & Administration 
P. O. Box 61069, Oklahoma City, OK 73146-1069 
(405)202-9846 / Fax: (405) 943-0222 / sciumc@sbcglobal.net 

Lydia Patterson Institute - Dr. Socorro deAnda, President 
517 South Florence, P. O. Box 1 1, El Paso, TX 79940 
(915) 533-8286 /Fax: (915)533-5236 

Mt. Sequoyah Jurisdictional Conference & Retreat Center - John T. Altland and 
Sherri Altland, Executive Team 
150 N. Skyline Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701 
(479) 443-4531 / Fax: (479) 443-4569 / www.mail@mountsequoyah.org 

InfoServ: 1-800-251-8140 

Ecu Film: (option 4): 1-888-346-3862 

Institutions Related to the Conference 

Candler School of Theology - Dean Janice Love 

500 Kilgo Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322 
(404) 727-6324 / jan.love@emory.edu 

Centenary College - Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab, President 

P. O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, LA 71 134-1 188 (318)869-5101/ www.centenary.edu 

Dillard University - Dr. Marvalene Hughes, President 

2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122-3097 (504) 571-2160 / www.dillard.edu 

Disaster Recovery Ministry - Rev. Dairy 1 Allen Tate, Executive Director 
527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225)346-1646 ext 245 
datate@bellsouth.net or laumdisastermin@bellsouth.net 

Dulac Community Center 

125 Coast Guard Road, Dulac, LA 70353 (985)563-7483, (985)563-7826 

Gammon Theological Seminary (Interdenominational Theological Center) 
Dr. Walter H. McKelvey, President, P. O. Box 92426, Atlanta, GA 30314 
(404)581-0300/ wmckelvey@itc.edu 

Iliff School of Theology - Dr. David G. Trickett, President and Professor of Ethics & Leadership 
2201 South University Boulevard, Denver, CO 80210 (800) 678-3360 / www.iliff.edu 

Louisiana Interchurch Conference - Rev. C. Dan Krutz, 

527 North Boulevard, Fourth Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
(225) 344-0134 /Fax (225)344-0142 lainterchurch@aol.com 



The Louisiana Methodist Children's Home - Dr. Terrel DeVille, President/CEO 

901 S. Vienna, P. O. Box 929, Ruston, LA 71273-0929 (318) 255-5020 / tdeville@lmch.org 



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Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation - Dr. Ken Ward, Executive Director 

P.O. Box 2951, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (225) 767-1908 /Fax (225)767-1913 
lamoral@aol.com Website: www.lmcf.org 

MacDonell United Methodist Children's Services, Inc. - Dr. Gerald J. Bridges, President 
8326 Main Street, Houma, LA 70363 (985) 868-8362 / Fax (985) 868-8474 
cgaudet@macchildservices.com 

The Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. - Mr. Frederick C. Young, Jr., President 
5555 Bullard Avenue, Ste 110, New Orleans, LA 70128 

The Methodist Home for Children - Mr. Keith Rhodes, Executive Director 
P. O. Box 15109, Station B, New Orleans, LA 70175 (504) 895-7709 
keithr@methodisthome.net 

North Rampart Community Center 

1 130 N. Rampart, New Orleans, LA 701 16 (504) 529-1681 x. 15 / Fax (504) 522-9981 
golfir@aol.com 

Perkins School of Theology - Dr. William B. Lawrence, Dean 
P. O. Box 750133, Dallas, TX 75275-0133 
(888) 843-6564 / www.smu.edu/theology / wblawren@smu.edu 

Retired Ministers' Homes Board, Inc. - Dr. Robert L. Potter, Director 
1610 Regatta, Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 1 9 (318)635-9212 

St. Paul School of Theology - Dr. Myron F. McCoy, President 

5123 East Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64127 (816) 483-9600 / www.spst.edu 

UMCOR Sager-Brown - Mr. Ted Warnock, Director 
P. O. Box 850, Baldwin, LA 70514-0850 
(337) 923-6238 / Fax: (337)923-4849/ (800)334-4221/ (800)814-8765 

United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana - Robert C. Fairly, Jr., President 
8337 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 
(225) 346-1535 /Fax: (225)343-0756/ rfairly@umf.org 

United Methodist HOPE Ministries - Ms. P. Renee Craft, Executive Director 

4643 Winbourne, Baton Rouge, LA 70805 (225) 355-0702 / rencraft@aol.com 

Wesley Center - Mr. Richard Bushnell, Executive Director 

2350 Methodist Parkway, Woodworm, LA 71485 (318) 449-4500 / (318) 449-4700 
Home (318) 445-2547 / laconfcenter@aol.com 






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Hospital-Medical Expense Program 

Name of Plan: Louisiana Conference UMC (Self-funded) 

For verification of coverage, application, and claim forms: 

Conference Office of Administrative Services 

527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 346-1646 

For Benefit/Claim Questions and for filing claims: 

Benefit Management Services - www.bmshealth.com 
P. O. Box 98044, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9044 
(800) 603-2299 

For Health Savings Account questions and for filing claims: 

American Health Resources - www.ahr.net 
1 1 North 2 nd Avenue 
St. Charles, IL 60174 
(800) 570-3757 
(888) 815-3921 (Fax) 



Louisiana Conference Archives 



Samuel P. Peters Research Center - Centenary College, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, 
LA 7 1 1 34- 1 1 88 (3 1 8) 869-5462 

Former Conference B - Alexander Library, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, 

LA 70122 (504) 944-8751 



Directory of Camps 



Caney Conference Center 

Mr. James Parkerson, Manager 
P.O. Box 707 
Minden,LA 71055 
(318)377-6756 



Camp Istrouma 

Mr. David Brignac, Caretaker 

P.O. Box 333 

Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 

(225)261-2089 



Camp Gulfside 

Ms. Debbie Strickland, Regional Director 
950 Beach Boulevard 
Waveland,MS 39576 
(228)463-8951 



Uskichitto Retreat Center 

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Wright, Directors 

P.O.Box 118 

LeBlanc,LA 70651 

Ph: (337)738-4218 

Fax: (337) 738-5259 

urc@centurytel.net 



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Directory of Campus Ministries 



Centenary 

Rev. Betsy B. Eaves 
P.O. Box 41 188 
Shreveport, LA71134 
(318)869-5157 

Grambling State Wesley Foundation 

Rev. Connie Breaux 
1000 West Woodward 
Ruston, LA 71270 
(318)614-6158 
breauxc @ gram.edu 



Northwestern Wesley Foundation 

Rev. John M. Higginbotham, Jr. 
520 College Avenue 
Natchitoches, LA 71457 
(318)352-2888 
wesley@thefoundation-nsu.org 

Southeastern Louisiana University 

Rev. Emile E. Tosso, III 
307 W. Dakota Street 
Hammond, LA 70401 
(985)345-6175 



Louisiana State University/Baton Rouge 

Rev. Donald L. Meeks 
3350 Dalrymple Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
(225) 344-0343 



Southern Wesley Foundation 

Rev. Willie Laws 
748 Harding Blvd. 
Baton Rouge, LA 70807 

(225) 778-0076 



Louisiana Tech University 

Rev. Scott E. Wright 
Tech Station, Box 3005 
Ruston, LA 71272 
(318)255-3112 



Tulane University U.M. Center 

Rev. Maximilian O. Zehner 

7102FreretSt. 

New Orleans, LA 701 18 

(504)866-8681 



McNeese State Wesley Foundation 

Rev. Angela C. Bulhof 

501 East Sale 

Lake Charles, LA 70605 

(337)477-2191 

Jws_mcneese@suddenlinkmail.com 

Nichols State University 

Mr. Mark Mann 
312 College Lane 
Thibodaux, LA 70301 
(985)446-8111 



University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

Rev. Daniel M. Hixon 
238 General Gardner Avenue 
Lafayette, LA 70501 
(337) 235-6073 

University of Louisiana at Monroe 

Mr. David Key 
112 Delano Dr. 
Monroe, LA 71203 

(318)343-2944 



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Delegates to the 2008 General and 
Jurisdictional Conferences 



Clergy Delegates to the General Conference 

Robert L. Burgess, 3101 Armand Street, Suite #2, Monroe 71201 (318) 387-7364 

E. Andrew Goff, 544 Government Street, Baton Rouge 70802 (225) 343-8421 

Christopher H. Andrews, 930 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802 (225) 383-4777 

Ellen R. Alston, 9400 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, 71 106 (318) 865-2070 

Beraadine Johnson, 12500 Old Hammond Hwy Unit E5, Baton Rouge 70817 (225) 293-3900 

Lay Delegates to the General Conference 

George K. Anding, 4148 East Lake Sherwood Avenue, Baton Rouge 70816 (225) 766-0200 
Anita H. Crump, 1037 Townsend North, Gretna 70056 (504) 433-8347 
Sarah Kreutziger, 135 East Livingston Place, Metairie 70005 (504) 840-6555 
Carolyn Dove, 102 Turner Lane, Many 71449 (318) 590-2989 
Terrel J. DeVille, P.O. Box 929, Ruston 71273-0929 (318) 255-5020 

Clergy Delegates to Jurisdictional Conference 

Carol Winn Crawford, 3900 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 701 15 (504) 899-3431 

R. Pat Day, P.O. Drawer 1567, Shreveport 71 165 (318) 424-7771 

Larry G. Miller, 2644 Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Ste. 104, Baton Rouge 70816 (225) 293-8868 

Donald R. Avery, 41 1 Second Street, Natchitoches 71457 (318) 357-8296 

Daniel P. Gleason, P.O. Box 2908, St. Francisville 70775-0358 (225) 635-3763 

Lay Delegates to Jurisdictional Conference 

Rachel L. Scott, 405 Teak Drive, Shreveport 71115 (318) 797-8721 

Jared R. Williams, 1 131 Lori Drive, Slidell, 70461 (214) 549-4655 

Joyce Williams Robinson, 6860 Bayou Manchac Road, St. Gabriel 70776 (225) 642-5301 

Pete Aguila, 234 Woodgate Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70808 (225) 767-7839 

O. Fred Loy, Jr., 4536 Chelsea Drive, Baton Rouge 70809 (225) 346-0073 

Reserve Clergy Delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference 

Juliet P. Spencer, 241 Ormond Village Drive, Destrahan 70047 (985) 764-8292 
Ramonalynn Bethley, 2350-A Methodist Parkway, Woodworm 71485 (318) 443-3213 

Reserve Lay Delegates to Jurisdictional Conference 

Timothy Hebert, 314 Richard Drive, Houma 70364 (985) 868-5174 
A. Fane Peeples, 5902 Annette, Shreveport 71 105 (318) 868-9705 



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III. Conference Calendar: 2007-2008 
July, 2007 

6-8 Happening #30, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

9-13 JYMO 

11-15 Youth '70 

12-13 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Conference Office, Baton Rouge 

14 Wesley Center Board, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

17 UMW Executive Committee, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

1 8-2 1 UMW School of Christian Mission, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

23-25 LYMO 

23-26 Contemplative Retreat, St. Joseph's Abbey, Covington 

26-29 Weekend of the Cross, First Gonzales 

28 Ahhh, the Single Life, Newman UMC 

August, 2007 

9-12 Cursillo #118, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

1 1 This Holy Mystery, Asbury, Lafayette 

17-19 Takin'It To The Streets, Abbeville UMC 

1 8 This Holy Mystery, Jonesboro 

19 Christian Education Sunday 

21 DCOM Training, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

22 Candidacy Mentor Training, Wesley Center, Woodworth 
24-25 Adult Youth Worker Training 

24-26 Takin' It To The Streets, First, Lake Charles 

25 Personal & Professional Self Care Workshop, First, LaPlace 

28-29 PAY One, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

September, 2007 

7-9 Takin' It To The Streets, St. Matthew's, Metairie 

1 1 Div. of Local Pastor & Assoc. Members, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

13-15 Academy For Spiritual Leadership, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

13-16 Urban Ministry Convocation & Resource Fair, New Orleans 

15 UMW Executive Committee Meeting, Baton Rouge 

17 Division of Deacons and Diaconal Ministers, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

17-19 Division of Elders Retreat, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

19-20 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Conference Office, Baton Rouge 

21-22 UMW Annual Meeting, Baton Rouge 

29 Board of Pensions, Wesley Center, Woodworth 
29 Fall Convocation, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

October, 2007 

4 PAY One, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

4-7 Cursillo #119, Wesley Center, Woodworth 



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5-6 Holy Boldness Training Academy, New Orleans District 

6 Conference Ministries Team, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

8-9 Bd of Higher Education & Campus Ministries, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

8- 1 1 Academy for Spiritual Leadership, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

12-13 Discerning the Call Retreat, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

1 3 UM W District Elected Leaders Training 

13 Wesley Center Board, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

13 Council on Finance & Administration, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

15-16 PAY One, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

16-17 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Conference Office, Baton Rouge 

21-23 Retired Clergy Retreat, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

November, 2007 

1-2 The Beloved Community, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

2 Jr. High Retreat #1, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

2-3 South Central Jurisdiction UMVIM Celebration 

8 PAY One, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

9- 1 1 Jr. High Retreat #2, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

10 School of Christian Mission Committee 

12-16 UMCOR - Disaster Response Coordinator Convocation, Wesley Center 

13-14 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Conference Office, Baton Rouge 

16-18 Conference Officers Leadership Training Event 

16-17 W.T. Handy Convocation, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

29-Decl Academy for Spiritual Leadership 

December, 2007 

4-5 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Conference Office, Baton Rouge 

6 Wesley Center Calendar Planning Meeting, Conference Office, Baton Rouge 

6 PAY One, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

7-9 Cursillo #120, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

January, 2008 

4-6 Discerners' Academy, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

1 8-20 Happening #31, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

22-25 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

25-26 Midyear Executive UMW Committee Meeting 

25-26 CCYM 

26 Wesley Center Board, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

26 Council on Finance & Administration, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

27 UMW Sunday 

28-29 Board of Ordained Ministry Retreat, Wesley Center, Woodworth 
31 -Feb 2Path of Spiritual Leadership, Wesley Center, Woodworth 



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February, 2008 

8-10 Sr. High Retreat #1, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

14 PAY One, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

15-17 Sr. High Retreat #2, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

17-23 License to Preach, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

1 8-2 1 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

2 1 -24 Cursillo #121, Wesley Center, Woodworth 
22-24 Discerning the Call, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

26 Mission Finance Committee, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

26-Mar 1 Clergy Spouse Retreat, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

March, 2008 

1 Conference Ministries Team, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

1 Board of Pension, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

3-6 Path of Spiritual Direction, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

4-7 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

8 Confirmation Day With the Bishop, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

8 Council on Finance & Administration, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

22 UMW Finance, Membership & Nominations Committees, Wesley Center 
30-3 1 Division of Deacons & Diaconal Ministers Retreat, Wesley Center 

30- Apr 2 3M: Maintaining Ministers in Ministry, Dominican Retreat Center 
31 -Apr 2 Division of Elders Retreat, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

APRIL, 2008 

3-5 Path of Spiritual Leadership, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

7-10 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

10-13 Cursillo #122, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

1 2 Wesley Center Board Meeting, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

15-18 The Path of Prayer, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

21-23 Abbey Retreat, Abbey, Covington 

23-May2General Conference, Fort Worth, Texas 

May, 2008 

4 Youth Service Fund Sunday 

14-15 Louisiana Conference Cabinet, Conference Office, Baton Rouge 

22-25 Cursillo #123, Wesley Center, Woodworth 

JUNE, 2008 

1 -4 Louisiana Annual Conference, Centenary College, Shreveport 

6-7 DCYM Training 

19-21 Bishops' Week, Mt. Sequoyah 



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IV. Council, Teams, Boards, 
Commissions, Committees, Trustees 

A. Council and Teams 
Council on Finance and Administration 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Ex-Officio: 



Cabinet Liaison 
Class of 2000 
Clergy: 
Laity: 

Class of 2004 
Clergy: 

Laity: 



Chair: 

Finance Officer: 
Ex-Officio: 



R. Pat Day 

Henry Stamper 

Jon E. Tellifero 

Presiding Bishop 

Executive Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer 

Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries 

Conference Foundation President 

General Council on Finance & Admin., Donald R. Avery 

Donald C. Cottrill 

R. Pat Day (SH), James W. Mitchell (NO) 

John Evans (AC), Margaret McKee (MN), Mark Watson (AL) 



Timothy E. Lawson (BR), R. Larry Stafford (MN), 

Jon E. Tellifero (AL) 

Percival Kane (LC), Judy Scheps (AC), Henry Stamper (BR), 

Carl E. Stewart (SH) 



Church Extension Team 

Billy McConnell 
Reid Falconer 
1000 Club Chair 
1000 Club Treasurer 



Class of 2000 
Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2004 
Laity: 



Michael T. Head (MN), Rodney D. Wooten (NO), 

Gloria L. Youngblood (AL) 

Reid Falconer (NO), Billy McConnell (MN) 



Wayne Gilmore (AC), George Jackson (SH) 






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District Boards of Church Location and Building 



ACADIANA 

Clifton C. Conrad, Sr., Chair 

Darrell W. Briggs, Sr. 

Laura F. Brown 

Wayne Gilmore 

Barry Hoekstra 

Gary Joseph 

Randy Loewen 

Libby Rickey 

Cory L. Sparks 

C. Ann Sutton 

Alexandria 

Class of 2007-2008 

Terrell Holts 

Bob Nash 

Mark Roberts, Chair 
Class of 2008-2009 

Carolyn Fletcher 

Juan C. Huertas 

Arthur Welch 
Class of 2009-2010 

P. Curtis Carroll, Jr. 

Suzanne Ford 

Jacqueline E.C. King 

Ramonalynn W. Bethley , Ex-Officio 



Baton Rouge 

Gregory R. Davis, 
Ben Byland 
Jim DeLaune, Jr. 
Debbie Miller 
Gordon Morris 
Arthur Perkins 
Ken Roark 
Daniel Robinson 
Idelle Thomas 

Lake Charles 

Class of 2008 

David R. DeWitt 

James Gatlin 

Joe Miller, Sr. 
Class of 2009 

Leon A. Boggs 

David Moss 

Melba Stine 
Class of 2010 

Clyde Daigle 

Paul Ritter 

Truman P. Stagg 



Chair 



Monroe 

Class of 2008 

Mary Lou McKinney 

J. Roddy Taylor 

Donald L. Wilkinson 
Class of 2009 

Buddy Fisher 

Newton M. Home, Jr. 

Marshall Napper 
Class of 2010 

Audrey Jordan 

Troy Luttgenharm 

Carol Massey 

Robert L. Burgess, Ex-Officio 

Clyde Jordan, Ex-Officio 

Vera Jordan, Ex-Officio 

New Orleans 

Gary Uhl, Chair 

Mary Blackburn 

Abraham E. Davis 

Andrew J. Douglas 

M. Eugene Finnell 

W. Ralph Ford 

Wes Lane 

Jack Taylor 

Dwayne K. Washington, Sr. 

Shreveport 

Class of 2007 

Kenneth Hill 

Donna Lynn 

Kay Thompson 
Class of 2008 

Jeff DeLaune 

Dan Fellows 

Kenneth Thomas 
Class of 2009 

Bob Carrell, Chair 

Claude Dumas 

Roy Mitchell 

Steve Terrill 

Douglas L. Cain, Ex-Officio 

Jack Holman, Ex-Officio 

Kerry Wright, Ex-Officio 



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Conference Ministry Team 

Chair: M. Eugene Finnell 

Conference Lay Leader: George K. Anding 

Representative of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry: Amanda C. Meyer 

Young Adult: Jared Williams 

Chairperson of Board of Church and Society: Abraham E. Davis 

Chairperson of Board of Discipleship: Kimbra H. Hammett 

Chairperson of Board of Global Ministries: Pete Aguila 

Chairperson of Bd. of Higher Education & Campus Ministry: R. Don Ross 

Chairperson of Comm. on Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns: Judith D. Bazer 

Representative of the Commission on Religion and Race: Clifton C. Conrad, Sr. 

Chairperson of Conference Mission Finance Committee: Terry A. Love 

Representative of the Board of Ordained Ministry: Steven M. Spurlock 

Representative of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women: Rachel L. Scott 

Non- Voting Members: 

Bishop: William W. Hutchinson 

Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries: Donald C. Cottrill 

Cabinet Representative: W. Ralph Ford 

Liaison, Representative of CFA: Jon E. Tellifero 

Representative of the United Methodist Foundation: Robert C. Fairly, Jr. 

Executive Director of Administrative Services: Carl E. Rhoads, III 

Communication Specialist: Betty Backstrom 

Director of Volunteers in Mission: Larry D. Norman 

Director of Multicultural Ministries: Alonzo J. Campbell 

Director of Youth: Thomas E. Dolph 

Director of Church Extension and Transformation: H. E. Stephens 

Director of Ordained Ministry: John Edd Harper 

Director of Christian Education: Dawn B. Young 

Members At Large: Sione Tu'uta, Marguerite Walker, Kathleen Conrad and Fannie Reddix 

Vision Team : 

Fred Banks, Donald C. Cottrill, M. Eugene Finnell, William W. Hutchinson, 
Karl S. Klaus, Sarah Kreutziger, Wybra J. Price, II, Karen Wise 



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District Ministry Teams 



ACADIANA 
District Superintendent: 
Lay Leader: 
Chair: 

Education Coordinator: 
Spiritual Transformation 

Coordinator: 
Congregational Life 

Coordinator: 
Mission Outreach Coordinator: 
Communication Advisor: 
Youth Coordinator: 

Alexandria 

District Superintendent: 
Conference Transformation Consultant: 
Lay Leader: 
Chair: 

CFA Representative: 
Board of Church Location/Building: 
Scouting Ministries: 
Education Coordinator: 
Spiritual Transformation 
Coordinator: 

Congregational Life Coordinator: 
Mission Outreach Coordinator: 
Communication Advisors: 
Youth Representative: 
Youth Coordinator: 
Recording Secretary: 
At-Large: 
At-Large: 

Baton Rouge 

District Superintendent: 

Lay Leader: 

Associate Lay Leader: 

Chairperson: 

CFA Representative: 

Board of Church Location/Building: 

Education Coordinator: 

Mission Outreach Coordinator: 

Communication Advisor: 

DCYM President: 

Youth Coordinator: 



Roger D. Lathan 
Scott Sutton 
Clifton C. Conrad, Sr. 
Kathleen C. Conrad 

Charles E. Hill 

Marguerite D. Jenkins 
Sarah Schoeffler 
LaJauna Handschin 
David L. Bricker 



Ramonalynn W. Bethley 
Eloise Cox 
Clara C. Scott 
David C. Carlton 
Monty Townsend 
Mark Roberts 
Joe A. Hoover 
Stacie Lonadier 

Carolyn Dove 

Linda Clark 

Sue Wofford 

William K. & Judith McDonald 

Kate Flaherty 

Sarah Marsalis 

Judith C. Gross 

Will Butterfield 

Bridjette Perry 

Larry G. Miller 
Fred Banks 
Joe Kelley 
Margaret Johnson 
H. E. Stephens 
Gregory R. Davis 

Mary Burton 
Stephen D. Berger 
Katherine Lindsay 
Donna Lee 



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Associate Youth Coordinator: 
Associate Youth Coordinator: 
Comm. On Religion & Race: 
COSROW Representative: 
District UMM President: 
District UMW President: 
Disaster Response Coordinator: 
Members: 



Lake Charles 

District Superintendent: 
Chairperson: 
Lay Leader (Vice Chair): 
Education Coordinator: 
Mission Outreach Coordinator: 
Congregational Life Coordinator: 
Spiritual Life Coordinator: 
Communication Advisor: 
Youth Coordinator: 
Assoc. Youth Coordinator: 
Youth Representative: 

Monroe 

District Superintendent: 

Conf. Transformation Consultant: 

Chair: 

Lay Leader: 

CFA Representative: 

Education Coordinator: 

Spiritual Transformation 

Coordinator: 

Congregational Life Coordinator: 

Mission Outreach Coordinator: 

Communication Advisor: 

Youth Coordinator: 

Youth Associate: 

Youth Associate: 

Comm. On Religion & Race: 

COSROW Representative: 

Trustees 

DCYM President: 



Jacqueline Campbell 

Mary Beth Roberts 

Hallique L. Dawson 

Catherine Murray 

Kirby Larpenter 

Dolores Giles 

Walter Parker, Sr. 

Virginia P. Allen, Betty Blackman, Sue 

Catchings, Renee Craft, Rhonda E. 

Feurtado, Kimbra H. Hammett, Betty A. 

McCarver, Constance R. Saizon, Joyce 

Robinson, Marilyn Waguespack 

Jerry G. Hilbun 
Laura Sawyer 
Cristie Brammer 
LuAn M. McLaurin 
Sheila Hirst 
Betty M. Northen 
Michael D. McLaurin 
Lisa E. L. Turnbull 
Teresa Wright 
Colin Kingery 
Anna Connell 



Robert L. Burgess 
Renee H. Evans 
Johnny M. Riley 
Gary Green 
Don Burns 
Jill Monk 

Lysbeth B. Cockrell 
Wanda S. Cosentino 
Becky Ham 

Brenda Moffett 
Donna Foster 
Ben Nicholson 
LaTonya Williams 
Doret Gilbert Wilson 
R. Larry Stafford 
Natalie Ray 



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New Orleans 

District Superintendent: 

Lay Leader: 

Associate Lay Leader: 

Chair: 

CFA Representative: 

Church/Location : 

Education Coordinator: 

Congregational Life Coordinator: 

Spiritual Life Coordinator: 

Mission Outreach Coordinator: 

Co- Communication Advisor: 

Co-Communication Advisor: 

Youth Coordinator: 

COSROW Representative: 

Disaster Response: 

District UMW President: 

District UMM President: 

Youth: 

SHREVEPORT 
District Superintendent: 
Lay Leader: 
Chair: 

Education Co-Coordinator: 
Education Co-Coordinator: 
Congregational Life Coordinator: 
Spiritual Life Coordinator: 
Mission Outreach Coordinator: 
VIM Coordinators: 
Youth Representative: 
Youth Representative: 
Youth Co-Coordinator: 
Youth Co-Coordinator: 
Comm. On Religion & Race: 
COSROW Representative: 
Disaster Response Coord.: 
At-Large: 



W. Ralph Ford 
Evelyn J. Clark 
Levi Lewis 
Barbara C. Einsel 
Stephenae Carey 
GaryUhl 
Patricia Reed 
M. Eugene Finnell 
Keith Kreutziger 
James F. Haynes 
Diane Kent 
Karen Wilson-Sider 
Nancy Hopkins 
Juanita L. Ivie 
Frank White 
Carolyn Bowers 
Anthony Childers 
Cameron Johnson 



Douglas L. Cain 

Robert Adley 

Shannon Wyche 

Billie Logan 

Denise Tindall 

Diane Caldarera 

Ellen B. Montegudo 

Rachel L. Scott 

Tom & Susan Dungan 

Hannah Grantham 

Janey Byerley 

Mary Harris 

Kenny Morrow 

A. J. Williams 

M. Theresa McConnell 

Ron Feaster 

H. Elizabeth Love Tu'uta 



B. Boards 
Board of Church and Society 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 

Secretary/Finance Officer: 
Youth: 



Abraham E. Davis 
Alfred C. Bakewell, III 

Taran Cornejo 



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Young Adult: 

Coordinator of Social Action 

oftheUMW: 
Peace with Justice Coordinator: 
Cabinet Liaison: 
Class of 2000 



Jennifer Watson 

Barbara Ferguson 
Laura Salguero 
Jerry G. Hilbun 



Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2004 
Clergy: 

Laity: 



Alfred C. Bakewell, III (NO), Abraham E. Davis (NO), Nancy E. 
Wofford (MN), J. Philip Woodland (BR) 

Doret Gilbert-Wilson (MN), Rachel Morgan (BR), Curtis Portinairi 

(NO) 



Richard L. Cockburn (SH), James A. Graham (AL), Thomas A. Wesley 

(AC) 

Alvin Kirk (SH), Ingrid LeBlanc (LC), Bob Nash (AL), Joyce 

Thibodaux (AC) 



Board of Discipleship 



Chair: 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Finance Officer: 

Youth: 

Young Adult: 

Youth Serving Ministries: 

Gen. Bd. of Discipleship: 

Cabinet Liaison: 

Class of 2000 
Clergy: 

Laity: 



At-Large Members: 

Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2004 

Clergy: 

Laity: 

At-Large Members: 

Clergy: 

Laity: 



Kimbra H. Hammett 
Jane Blackwell 
Darlene A. Moore 
Anice N. Moses 
Justin Hughes 
Lori Dick 
James M. Poole 
Christopher H. Andrews 
Douglas L. Cain 



Davis W. Clark (BR), Bryan S. Dauphin (SH), Joe A. 

Hoover (AL) 

Eloise Cox (AL), Lori Dick (SH), Rick Lightfoot 

(NO) 



Ted D. Freeland (MN) 
Nancy Beauvais (SH) 

Kimbra H. Hammett (BR), Jerry L. Johnson (BR), 
Anice N. Moses (NO) 

Jane Blackwell (AC), Jo Hale (MN), Bob Hart (LC), 
Charlotte Napper (BR) 

Darlene A. Moore (BR) 

Evelyn J. Clark (NO), Alonzo Smith (SH) 



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Board of Global Ministries 



Chair: 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Finance Officer: 

Conference Missions Secretary: 

Mission Personnel Chair: 

SAM Grant Chair: 

Youth: 

Young Adult: 

Ex-Officio: 

Conference Lay Leader: 

UMW President: 

UMW Coordinator of 

Education and Interpretation: 
State Student 

Organization Representative: 
Church Extension: 
Church and Society: 
Discipleship: 
Health and Welfare: 
Town & Country: 
Director of VIM: 
Dir. of Multicultural Ministries: 
Cabinet Liaison: 

Class of 2000 
Clergy: 



Laity: 



At-Large Members: 

Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2004: 

Clergy: 

Laity: 

At-Large Members: 

Clergy: 

Laity: 



Pete Aguila 
Michael L. Hammett 
Stephen C. Fleming 
Monty Townsend 
Douglas E. Milliron 
Mickey D. Stringfield 
Jayne Trammell-Kelly 
Katherine Mire 



George K. Anding 
Harriette T. Elrod 

Tillie Shows 

Maggie Durbin 
Michael T. Head 
Alfred C. Bakewell, III 

Stephen C. Fleming 
Michael L. Hammett 
Larry D. Norman 
Alonzo J. Campbell 
Jerry G. Hilbun 



K. Dale Hensarling (LC), Ernest E. Scott (NO), 

Mickey D. Stringfield (MN), Jayne Trammell-Kelly 

(SH) 

Pete Aguila (BR), Pauline Javery (NO), 

Audrey Jordan (MN), Monty Townsend (AL), 

Ann Vick (LC) 

Mark R. Martin (SH), James M. Poole (AL) 
Cindy Doucet (AC), Jeanne Green (NO) 

Weldon C. Bares (MN), Barry Hughes (SH) 
Amy K. Mercer (BR) 

Louise Bowers (AC), Elouise Sanders (SH) 
Doris Thigpen (AC) 

David R. DeWitt (LC) 
Johnette Sellers (MN) 



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Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry 



Chair: 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Finance Officer: 

Youth: 

Ex-Officio: 

President, Centenary College: 

President, Dillard University: 



R. Don Ross 
Jay Hinckley 
Dollene Sims 
Rick Seaton 
Amanda C. Meyer 



Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab 

Dr. Marvalene Hughes 
Rep. from the Campus Ministers (2): Scott E. Wright, Maximilian O. Zehner 
College Students (2): Trey Stephens, Daneyelle Wilson 

Gen. Bd. Of Higher Ed. & Min.: Sarah S. Kreutziger 
Cabinet Liaison: Larry G. Miller 



Class of 2000 
Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2004 
Clergy: 

Laity: 



Barbara S. Duke (NO), Derrick D. Hills (AL), 
William H. Willis, Sr. (BR) 

Stephenae Carey (NO), Nancy M. Carruth (AL), Rick 
Seaton (SH) 



P. Curtis Carroll, Jr. (AL), R. Don Ross (AL), Wayne 
G. Taylor (NO), S. Brian Yeich (SH) 
Diane Evans (AC), Jay Hinckley (MN), Pam 
McGough (LC), Dollene Sims (BR) 



Board of Laity 



Lay Leader: 

Associate Lay Leader: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

D-M Scholarship Director: 

Lay Speaking Min. Director: 

1000 Club Director: 

UMM Chair: 

UMW Chair: 

UM Youth Chair: 

Immediate Past Leader: 

Presiding Bishop: 

Cabinet Liaison: 

Provost: 

At-Large 

Clara Scott (AL), Reuben Vau 



George K. Anding 
Sarah S. Kreutziger 
Carolyn Dove 
Joyce Robinson 
Joseph P. Page 
Jane Blackwell 
Fred Banks 
Joe Kelley 
Harriette T. Elrod 
Amanda C. Meyer 
Anita Crump 
William W. Hutchinson 
Roger D. Lathan 
Donald C. Cottrill 

ghn (NO), Jared Williams (NO) 



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Other Members: 

District Lay Leaders; Conference President of United Methodist Young Adults; One 
Layman, One Laywoman, One Youth and One Young Adult; Immediate Past Conference 
Lay Leader 

Honorary Members (without vote) 

Former Lay Leaders, Lay Delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences 



District Boards of Laity 



ACADIANA 
Lay Leader: 
Associate Lay Leader: 
Associate Lay Leader: 
Secretary: 
Treasurer: 

D-M Scholarship Chair: 
D-M Scholarship Associate: 
D-M Scholarship Associate: 
1000 Club Director: 
Lay Speaking Director: 
UMW President: 
UMM President: 



Scott Sutton 
Tim Blakeman 
Emily McCoy 
Sandra Lockett 
Kay Chadick 
Juanita Lagard 
Jane Blackwell 
Ron Sarver 
Bud Lee 

Joyce Thibodaux 
Wayne Prejean 



ALEXANDRIA 
Lay Leader: 
Associate Lay Leader: 
Secretary: 

D-M Scholarship Chair: 
1000 Club Director: 
1000 Club Associate Director: 
Lay Speaking Director: 
UMW President: 
UMM President: 
Ministerial Representatives: 
Ex-Officio: 
Ex-Officio: 
Emeritus: 



Clara Scott 
Arthur Welch 
Eloise Cox 
Frances Welch 
Carolyn Fletcher 
Bob Nash 
Bridjette Perry 
Carolyn Fletcher 
Raymond Christensen 
Tony Ranero 
Edward G. Randolph, Jr. 
Joanne White 
Charles Goodgame 



Baton Rouge 

Lay Leader: 
Associate Lay Leader: 
D-M Scholarship Chair: 



Fred Banks 
Joe Kelley 
Margaret Stephens 



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1000 Club Director: 
Lay Speaking Director: 
UMW President: 
UMM President: 
Youth Coordinator: 
DCYM President: 
Disaster Preparedness: 
Scouting: 
Health & Welfare: 
United Meth. HOPE Min: 
Camp Istrouma Supt.: 
VIM Team Co-Chair: 
VIM Team Co-Chair: 
Ministerial Representative: 



Charles Shea 
Bill Catchings 
Dolores Giles 
Kirby Larpenter 
Donna Lee 
Katherine Lindsay 
Walter Parker, Sr. 
Donald Shelmire 
Kenneth Warner 
P. Renee Craft 
David Brignac 
Billy Bridges 
Lester Fortenberry 
Gary Don Willis 



Lake Charles 

Lay Leader: 

Associate Lay Leader: 

Treasurer: 

D-M Scholarship Chair: 

1000 Club Director: 

Lay Speaking Director: 

UMW President: 

UMM President: 

UMY President: 

Ministerial Representative: 

Monroe 

Lay Leader/Board Chair: 
Assoc. Lay Leader/Chair: 
Assoc. Lay Leader/Chair: 
D-M Scholarship Chair: 
1000 Club Co-Director: 
1000 Club Co-Director: 
Lay Speaking Co-Director: 
Lay Speaking Co-Director: 
UMW President: 
UMM President: 
Youth Representative: 
Clergy Representative: 

New Orleans 

Lay Leader: 
Associate Lay Leader: 
Associate Lay Leader: 



Christie B rammer 
Ashley Hughes 
Jim Wyche 
Sharon Bush 
Paul Leming 
Byron Core 
Taylor Phillips 
John Denison 
Brody Patton 
Steven W. Bush 



Gary Green 
Sue Carrol 
Vickie Fuller 
Jane Ellett 
Clyde Jordan 
Vera Jordan 
Dellie Hicks 
Sarah Schwab 
Georgia Lee Robinson 

Natalie Ray 

Bill E. Strawbridge 

Evelyn J. Clark 
Gerri Ellie 
Bonnie Happel 



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Associate Lay Leader: 
Secretary: 
Treasurer: 

D-M Scholarship Chair: 
1000 Club Director: 
Lay Speaking Director: 
UMW President: 
UMM President: 
UMY Representative: 



Levi Lewis 
Raymond Simms 
Nancy Adams 
Sarah S. Kreutziger 
Doris Happel 
Dianne Wooden 
Carolyn Bowers 
Anthony Childers 
Amanda C. Meyer 



Shreveport 

Lay Leader: 
D-M Scholarship Chair: 
1000 Club Co-Director: 
1000 Club Co-Director: 
Lay Speaking Director: 
UMW President: 
UMM President: 
Youth Representative: 
Ministerial Representative: 
Director of Camping: 
Director of Scouting: 
At Large: 



Robert Adley 
Lynette Viskozki 
Jack Holman 
Kerry Wright 
Diane Caldarera 
Judy Willis 
Gard Wayt 
Hannay Grantham 
Willie L. Henry 

Ray Owens, Sr. 
Shannon Wyche 



Board of Ordained Ministry 



Chair: 

Vice Chair/Registrar: 

Secretary: 

Finance Officer: 

Chair, Division of Elders: 

Vice-Chair, Division of Elders: 

Chair, Division of Deacons and 

Diaconal Ministers: 
Vice-Chair, Division of Deacons and 

Diaconal Ministers: 
Chair, Division of Local Pastors 

And Associate Members: 
Vice-Chair, Division of Local Pastors 

And Associate Members: 
Director of Licensing School: 
Director of Care and Nurturing: 
Chair, Conference Relations: 
Chair, Continuing Education: 



John N. Williams 
Steven M. Spurlock 
Joey D. Connelly 
Jan C. Holloway 
Juliet P. Spencer 
Douglas B. de Graffenried 

Bernadine Johnson 

Barbara C. Einsel 

Ricky L. Willis 

Charles R. Langford 
Burton F. Blair 
Ellen R. Alston 
Van A. Stinson 
Flint E. Shea 



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Liaison for Clergy Concerns 
(Women & Couples): 

Liaison for Retired Ministers: 

Chair, Candidacy: 

Enlistment & Recruitment: 

Extension Ministries: 

Members At-Large 
of Executive Committee (3): 

Transfer Committee: 

Cabinet Liaison: 

Chair, Order of Elders: 

Chair, Order of Deacons: 

Coordinator, BOM: 

Scholarship Committee: 



Rebecca D. Connor 
William D. Peeples 
Darryl A. Tate 
Roger H. Templeton 
Timothy J. Neustifter 

Ellen R. Alston, Pam Fontenot, Mark J. Goins 

Hulen E. Warren, Jr. 

Ramonalynn W. Bethley and Douglas L. Cain 

Brady S. Whitton 

Regina L. Wren 

John Edd Harper 

Joseph E. Hamilton, James F. Haynes, 

Kenneth W. Irby, Van A. Stinson 



Class of 2000 
Ordained: 



Unordained: 



Local Pastors: 



W. Scott Adams (NO), Ellen R. Alston (SH), Joseph D. Awotwi (BR), 
Weldon C Bares (MN), Janet C Cavalier (NO), Hubert F. Debo (SH), 
Douglas B. de Graffenried (SH), David B. Dietzel (SH), Kenneth M. 
Graham, Jr. (LC), James F. Haynes (NO), Kenneth W. Irby (SH), 
Bernadine Johnson (BR), Charles R. Langford (LC), Timothy J. 
Neustifter (AL), Pamela F. Roy, (AC), Paul E. Sabin (MN), Flint E. 
Shea (NO), Juliet P. Spencer (NO), Steven M. Spurlock (BR), Van A. 
Stinson (NO), Hulen C. Warren, Jr. (BR), John N. Williams (NO), 
Ricky L. Willis (MN) 

Pam Fontenot (AC), Sonny McKee (MN), Lueburda Myers (SH), 
Charlotte Napper (BR), Vick Perry (LC), Rachel L. Scott (SH) 
Harold B. Babin (BR), Marva L. Mitchell (NO) 



Class of 2004 
Ordained: 



Kern F. Alexander (MN), Burton F. Blair (SH),Chris A. Blanchard 
(AC), T. Edward Boyd, Jr., (AC), Scott T. Bullock (AC), Joey D. 
Connelly (SH), Rebecca D. Connor (NO), Andrew J. Douglas 
(NO),Barbara C Einsel (NO), Mark J. Goins, (AL), Joseph E. 
Hamilton (AC), Willie L. Henry (SH), Norwood N. Hingle, III 
(NO),Jan C Holloway (AC), William L. Jones, Sr. (NO), Karl S. Klaus 
(LC), Willie Laws (BR), William D. Peeples (SH), Darryl A. Tate 
(BR), Roger H. Templeton (LC), Lisa E. Turnbull (LC), Sione H. 
Tu'uta (SH), Brady S. Whitton (BR), Marie P. Williams (NO), Scott E. 
Wright (MN) 



Unordained: Joy Irwin (BR), Gerald Williams (AC) 



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District Committees on Ordained Ministry 



ACADIANA 

Chris A. Blanchard 
T. Edward Boyd, Jr. 
Scott T. Bullock 
Joseph E. Hamilton 
Pam Fitch Roy 
John L. Vining, Chair 
Bill Bowers, Lay 
Helen Green, Lay 
Audley Loewen, Lay 

Alexandria 

Sue Arnold, Lay 
R. Donald Avery 
Mark J. Goins 
James A. Graham 
Derrick D. Hills 
C. Frances Hooton 
Joe A. Hoover, Registrar 
Velma Keller, Lay 
Timothy J. Neustifter 
R. Don Ross, Chair 
Cedric Williams, Lay 

Baton Rouge 

Joseph D. Awotwi 
Harold B.Babin 
Betty Blackman, Lay 
Frank Campbell, Lay 
Kenneth M. Carroll, Chair 
E. Andrew Goff 
Kibbie E. Hatfield 
Bernadine Johnson 
Lusinda M. Warren 
Walter Weiss, Lay 



Lake Charles 
Class of 2008 



Charles W. Crews 
Karl S. Klaus 
Paul Leming, Lay 
Roger H. Templeton 



Class of 2009 

Keith Cayton, Lay 
Charles Langford 
Roy Bryan Moore 
Lisa E.L. Turnbull 
Class of 2010 
Christie Brammer, Lay 
Elizabeth M. Northen 
Frank Rucker, Lay 
Nancy E. Wofford 

MONROE 

Weldon C. Bares 

Robert L. Burgess, Ex-Officio 

R. Michael Cloud 

James O. Evans 

Jean M. Foreman 

Ted D. Freeland 

Michael T. Head, Chair 

Jason Owen, Lay 

Alice C. Prophit, Lay 

Paul E. Sabin 

Lorraine Sparks, Lay 

Fred B. Wideman 

New Orleans 

Mark A. Bray 
Rebecca D. Conner 
Andrew J. Douglas 
Hadley R. Edwards 
Lynn Foil, Lay 
Freddie H. Jefferson, Lay 
Van A. Stinson 
Marie P. Williams, Chair 

SHREVEPORT 

Class of 2007 

Stacy E. Hood 
Kenneth W. Irby 
T. Lynn Malone 
John M. Robinson, Lay 



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Class OF 2008 

Jonathan W. Beck 

John Cannon, Asst. Registrar 

Pamela G. Crews 

Richard C. Hooton 

Fane Peeples, Lay, Registrar 

Henry Stone 



Class of 2009 

Robert Adley, Lay 
Richard L. Cockburn 
David B. Dietzel 
M. Theresa McConnell 
Jayne Trammell-Kelly, Chair 
Ex-Officio 
Douglas L. Cain 



Board of Pensions 



Chair: 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Committee on Pension Records Chair: 

Health Committee Chair: 

Ex-Officio: 

Conf. Pension & Benefits Officer/Treasurer: 

Directors of the Woolworth Foundation (3): 

Cabinet Liaison: 



Class of 2008 
Clergy: 

Laity: 



Class of 2012 
Clergy: 



J. Roddy Taylor 
John Kolwe 
John A. Cannon 
W. Spiller Milton 
Marvin Brossette 

Carl E. Rhoads, III 
William G. Anderson, 
Eugene Bryson, James M. Goins 
W. Ralph Ford 



Laity: 



Stone W. Caraway (MN), W. Spiller Milton (BR), J. Roddy 
Taylor (MN) 

Marvin Brossette (SH), Margaret Campbell (AL), Ella Mae 
Doyle (NO), Ken Jordan (LC), Vera Jordan (MN), 
Charles Ross (AC) 

John A. Cannon (SH), Freddie C. Henderson (BR), J. Ryan 
Horton, Jr., (LC) 

Kenny Beauvais (SH), Allison Goins (AL), John Kolwe (AC), 
Marci Lecky (AC), Linn McNary (BR), Roger Moser (BR) 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Cabinet Liaison: 

Class of 2008 
Laity: 



Board of Conference Trustees 

Gail Nelson 
Kenneth R. Reed 
William Ford 
Roger D. Lathan 

William Ford (AL), Juanita Lagard (AC), Gail Nelson (SH) 



Class of 2009 



Clergy: 
Laity: 

Class of 2010 

Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2011 

Clergy: 

Laity: 



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Kenneth R. Reed (BR) 

George K. Anding (BR), Annie Smith (SH) 



E. Andrew Goff (BR), W. Mark Strickland (SH) 
Arthur Perkins (BR) 



Richard H. Humphries (LC) 

Anita Crump (NO), CA. Martin (MN) 





Wesley Center 






Board of Trustees 




Chair: 


James M. Goins 




Vice Chair: 


Joseph P. Page 




Secretary: 


Thomas A. Dunbar 




Treasurer: 


David Quails 




Executive Director: 


Richard Bushnell 




Donna Bergstedt 


L07 Keith L. Kreutziger 


L07 


Betty Blackman 


L07 Ernest Lampkins 


L07 


Irvin J. Boudreaux 


C07 Lana Lathan 


L02 


Tamara de Graffenried 


L07 Barbara L. Murray 


C07 


Thomas A. Dunbar 


C04 Joseph P. Page 


L04 


James M. Goins 


L03 David Quails 


L04 


Shirley Hoffpauir 


L07 Mark Riley 


L07 


Alan Jordan 


L07 Fred B. Wideman 


C01 



Ex-Officio: 

Bishop William W. Hutchinson, Presiding Bishop; 

Carl E. Rhoads, III, Executive Director of Administrative Services; 

Donald C. Cottrill, Provost, Director Connectional Ministries; 

R. Pat Day, Chair Conference Council on Finance & Administration; 

George K. Anding, Conference Lay Leader; 

Ramonalynn W. Bethley, Alexandria District Superintendent 



C. Commissions 
Commission on Archives and History 

Chair: Kenneth M. Fisher 



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Vice Chair: James W. Jones 

Secretary/Finance Officer: Lottie Palazzo 

Class of 2000 

Clergy: Kenneth M. Fisher (SH), James W. Jones (BR), 

L. John Locascio (BR) 
Laity: Gloria Bennett (MN), Maxie Garrett (SH), 

Lottie Palazzo (NO), Joan H. Potter (SH) 
Honorary Members: Wadsworth Davis (NO) 

Commission on Christian Unity & 
interreligious concerns 

Chair: Judith D. Bazer 

Vice Chair: John G. Deschner 

Secretary: Fannie P. Reddix 

Financial Officer: L. Wayne Howington 

Youth: Amanda C. Meyer 

Class of 2000 

Clergy: Judith D. Bazer (SH), L. Wayne Howington (AC), 

Judy E. Nelson (BR), James E. Ray, Sr. (AL) 
Laity: Gene Clarke (SH), Susanne Madden (MN), Fannie P. Red 

(NO) 

Class of 2004 

Clergy: John G. Deschner (NO), Johnny M. Riley (MN), Clifford 

Wright (BR) 

Laity: Julia Carnes (BR), Sue Hortman (AL), Libby Rickey (AC), 

Charlyne Wyche (LC) 

Commission on Equitable Compensation 

Chair: Raymond T. Sutton, Jr. 

Vice Chair: Thomas L. Howe, Jr. 

Secretary/Finance Officer: C. Frances Hooton 
Cabinet Liaison: Robert L. Burgess 

Class of 2000 

Clergy: Fred B. Wideman (MN), Helena Wright-Butler (NO) 

Laity: Herschel Gentry (MN), Raymond T. Sutton, Jr. (AC) 

Class of 2004 

Clergy: C Frances Hooton (AL), Thomas L. Howe, Jr. (SH), 

William A. Moon, III (BR) 



Laity: 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Finance Officer: 
Youth: 
Young Adult: 

Class of 2000 
Clergy: 



Laity: 



Class of 2004 



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Bridger Eglin (BR), Jim Spitzkeit (LC), Gerald Williams (AC) 

Commission on Religion and Race 

Clifton C. Conrad, Sr. 
Alfrea Downs 
Coriene Paulk 

Caitlin Struth 
Yolanda Bellard 



Clergy: 
Laity: 



Clifton C. Conrad, Sr. (AC), J. Ryan Horton, Jr. (LC), 
Dianne Allen Jones (AL), William A. Rowell, Jr. (AC), 
Pam Fitch Roy (AC), Judith A. Shema (NO) 
Yolanda Bellard (AC), Vanda Davidson (AL), 
Hallique Dawson (BR), Alfrea Downs (MN), 
Coriene Paulk (AC), Sarah Willis (BR) 

Samuel Calvo (NO), Sione H. Tu'uta (SH) 
Carolyn Jones (SH), Louella Kirkum (LC), 
Fannie P. Reddix (NO) 



Commission on the Status and Role of Women 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Finance Officer: 
Youth: 
Young Adult: 

Class of 2000 

Clergy: 

Laity: 



Class of 2004 



Clergy: 
Laity: 



Rachel L. Scott 

Linda K. Shepherd 
Catherine Murray 
Rachel Miller 
Jared Williams 



Linda K. Shepherd (SH), C. Ann Sutton (AC) 

Eva Baham (NO), Catherine Murray (BR), 

JoAnn Parker (LC), Rachel L. Scott (SH), Patricia Watson 

(BR) 



Rhonda E. Feurtado (BR), Byron W. Putnam (MN), Bill E. 
Strawbridge (MN) 

Brad Berkman (AL), Sam Ellis (BR), Ken Schwab (SH), 
A. J. Williams (SH), Jared Williams (NO) 



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D. Committees 
Committee on Administrative Review 



Chair: 



Class of 2000: 
Clergy: 
Alternate Clergy: 

Class of 2004 
Clergy: 



Ellen B. Montegudo 



Kenneth M. Fisher (SH), Ellen B. Montegudo (SH) 
Carol W. Crawford (NO), Gary D. Willis (BR) 



Regina L. Wren (SH) 

Committee on Courtesies 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 


Terry A. Love 
Joyce Robinson 
Rosemary Ewing 


Class of 2000 
Clergy: 

Laity: 


Terry A. Love (SH), G. Larry Maxwell I 

J. Roddy Taylor (MN) 

Rosemary Ewing (MN), Joyce Robinsor 


Class of 2004 
Laity: 


Miriam Brown (AL) 




Committee on Credentials 


Chair: 


James J. Caraway 


Class of 2000: 
Laity: 


Robbie Cox (SH) 


Class of 2004 

Clergy: 

Laity: 


James J. Caraway (MN) 
Harriette T. Elrod (MN) 



Committee on Episcopacy 



Chair: Robert L. Burgess 

Vice Chair: O. Fred Loy 

Secretary: Carolyn Dove 

Asst. Secretary: Reuben Vaughan 

Conference Youth President: Amanda C. Meyer 



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Conference Lay Leader: George K. Anding 

Conference Delegation Leaders: Robert L. Burgess, George K. Anding 



Class of 2000 
Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2004 
Laity: 



Donald R. Avery (AL), Carolyn O. Foster (NO), 

Roger D. Lathan (AC), Terry C. Willis (SH) 

Betty Gardner (MN), O. Fred Loy (BR), Willie Mount (LC), 

Charles Ross (AC) 



Carolyn Dove (AL), Randy Ewing (MN), Reuben Vaughan 

(NO) 



Committee on Investigation 



Chair: 
Secretary: 

Class of 2000 
Clergy: 

Alternates: 

Class of 2004 
Clergy: 

Lay Observers: 

Alternates: 

Clergy: 



Richard H. Humphries 
C. Frances Hooton 



Richard H. Humphries (LC), Ernest E. Scott (NO), 
Helena Wright-Butler (NO) 
Terrence S. August (NO), David F. Fortuna (SH), 
Kibbie E. Hatfield (BR) 

Gregory R. Davis (BR), C. Frances Hooton (AL), William A. 

Moon, III (BR) 

Linda Clark (AL), Keith Kreutziger (NO) 



Daniel P. Gleason (BR), William L. Jones, Sr. (NO) 

Committee on Investigation for Diaconal Ministry 

Chair: 
Vice-Chair/Secretary: 



Class of 2000 
Laity: 

Laity: 



Chair: 

Class of 2004 
Clergy: 



Laity: 



George K. Anding (BR), Lylln G. Brinkman (NO), Kathleen 

C. Conrad (AC) 

Anita Crump (NO), Sarah S. Kreutziger (NO) 

Joint Committee On Incapacity 

Joseph D. Awotwi 

Joseph D. Awotwi (BR), Robert L. Burgess (MN), Stone W. 
Caraway (MN), Van A. Stinson (NO) 
Marvin Brossette (SH) 



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Chair: 

Class of 2000 
Clergy: 
Laity: 

Class of 2004 
Laity: 



Committee on the Journal 

Jan C Hollo way 

Scott T. Bullock (AC), Jan C Holloway (AC) 
Pat Cobb (BR) 

Barbara Wade (MN) 

Mission Finance Committee 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 

Term Expires 2008 
Clergy: 

Laity: 



Term Expires 2012 

Clergy: 

Laity: 

Ex-Officio: 



Terry A. Love 
Lisa McMullen 
Joseph P. Page 



Terry A. Love (SH), J. Lawrence Maddin (NO), 
Elizabeth M. Northen (LC) 
Irvin Abraham (LC), Charles Granstaff (AC), 
O. Fred Loy (BR), June Sanchez (NO) 



Stephen C. Fleming (AC), Willie L. Henry (SH) 

Nettles Brown (AL), Lisa McMullen (LC), 

Joseph P. Page (AL), Arthur Perkins (BR), Mitsy Perry (SH) 

Representative from the Conference Ministry Team 

Representative from the Conf. Council on Finance & Admin. 

Executive Director of Administrative Services 



Committee on Nominations 



Chair: 

Conference Secretary: 

Ex-Officio: 



Class of 2000 

Clergy: 

Laity: 



William W. Hutchinson 

Carl E. Rhoads, III 

Conference Lay Leader, George K. Anding 

President United Methodist Women, Harriette T. Elrod 

President United Methodist Men, Joe Kelley 

President United Methodist Youth, Amanda C. Meyer 



Mark J. Goins (AL), W. Spiller Milton (BR) 
Jim Anderson (SH), Fred Banks (BR), 
Eugene Bryson, Jr. (SH), Evelyn Evans (AL), 
John Evans (AC), Sarah S. Kreutziger (NO), 
Harold LaGrone (MN) 



At-Large Members: 
Clergy: 

Laity: 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 

Class of 2000 

Clergy: 

Laity: 

Class of 2004 

Clergy: 



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Robert L. Burgess (MN), Freddie C. Henderson (BR), 
Marva L. Mitchell (NO) 
Kathleen C. Conrad (AC) 



Committee on Petitions 

John G. Deschner 
George K. Anding 



John G. Deschner (NO), Constance R. Saizon (BR) 
George K. Anding (BR), Robert Richardson (NO) 

Roger H. Templeton (LC) 



Committee on Rules 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Class of 2000 
Clergy: 
Laity: 

Class of 2004 
Clergy: 
Laity: 



Lyndle R. Bullard 
Shirley G. Hoffpauir 



Harold B. Babin (BR), Mark E. Crosby (BR) 
Charles Teamer (NO) 

Lyndle R. Bullard (AL) 

Yvonne P. Dayries (BR), Shirley G. Hoffpauir (LC) 



E, Trustees and Boards of Directors 
Centenary College of Louisiana 



Chair: 

Vice Chairman: 

Treasurer: 

Vice Chairman of Finance: 

Secretary: 

Ex-Officio: 

Bishop of the Louisiana Conference: 
Shreveport District Superintendent: 
President of Centenary College: 
President of the Alumni Association: 



William G. Anderson 
Edward J. Crawford, III 
Austin G. Robertson, Jr. 
Edwin C. Harbuck 
Roy S. Hurley 



William W. Hutchinson 
Douglas L. Cain 
Kenneth L. Schwab 
Hoyt Bain 



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President of the Student Government Assoc.: Holly Williams 

Chair of the Faculty Coordinating Committee: Lisa Nicoletti 

Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee: 



Life Members: 

Charles Ellis Brown, Katherine T. Chessman, J. Spencer Hardy, Charles D. Knight, 
Douglas L. McGuire, John T. Palmer, William D. Peeples, Cecil E. Ramey, Jr., 



George R. Schurman, Virgina K. Shehee, Miriam 
Thomsen, Sally S. Treat, Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., J. 
Wheless, Jr., Hoyt L. Yokem 
Board Members 



Class of 2008 

Christopher H. Andrews 
William E. Bradford 
Charles Ellis Brown, Jr. 
Kenneth Q. Carlile 
C. Walter Dobie 
Jerry M. France 
Robert L. Goodwin 
William T. Green 
Robert B. Hamm 
Edwin C. Harbuck 
Pat E. Hendrick 
Thomas E. McElroy 
C. Vernon Sanders 
Charles B. Simmons 
Murray W. Viser 



Class of 2009 

J. Ronald Atchley 
Eugene W. Bryson, Jr. 
Edward J. Crawford, III 
Kenneth M. Fisher 
James Joseph Hardt 
Roy S. Hurley 
Paul Mitchell Mann 
Austin G Robertson, Jr. 
Carl E. Stewart 
W. Juan Watkins 



M. Sklar, Fletcher Thorne- 
Hugh Watson, Nicholas H. 



Class of 2010 

William G Anderson 
Nancy M. Carruth 
J. Stafford Comegys 
Gretchen Smith Crow 
John F. George 
Percy V. Hubbard 
Daryl W. Mitchell 
George D. Nelson, Jr. 
Patricia A. O'Brien 
Leonard M. Riggs, Jr. 
Andrew M. Shehee 
Michael H. Woods 
Nancy B. Word 
H. Alan Yokem 



Dillard University 



Joyce M. Roche 
Glenda G. McNeal 
Andrew B. Wisdom 
R. King Milling 



Chair: 

First Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Board Members: 

Herschel L. Abbott, Jr., Jay Amestoy, Victoria H. Barbosa, Arnold W.Donald, Myron 

Gray, Michael G. Griffin, Beverly Guy-Shefthall, Eben Hardie Jr., Bishop William W. 

Hutchinson, Arthur Johnson, Michael Jones, Warren Jones, Pres Kabacoff, Frank J. 

Mason, Edward M. Swan, Jr. 
Ex-Officio: Marvalene Hughes 



Chair: 
Vice-Chair: 



Dulac Community Center 

Kimple Collins 
Donald Naquin 



Secretary: 
Treasurer: 
Board Members: 



Ex-Officio: 



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Annie Parfait 

Barbara Naquin 

Cheryl Blanchard, Carol Duplantis, Fred Davis, Reggie 

Fazzio, Antoine Gregoire, Donald Naquin, Ronnie Naquin, 

Sarah Schoeffler, John Silver, Peirre Solet, Tressa Verdin 

Laura Brown, Harriette T. Elrod, Roger D. Lathan, Joyce 

Thibodaux, Cyril A. Verret 



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Louisiana Conference United Methodist Men 



President: Joe Kelley 

Vice President: Gard Wayt 

Secretary: Barney Babin 

Treasurer: Larry Clanton 

Scouting Coordinator: Wayne Prejean 

District Representatives: 

Acadiana: Don Price Monroe: 

Alexandria: Raymond Christensen New Orleans: 

Baton Rouge: Kirby Larpenter Shreveport: 

Lake Charles: John Denison 



Harold LaGrone 
Anthony Childers 
Gard Wayt 



Louisiana Conference United Methodist Women 



President: 

Vice President: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Mission Coordinators: 

Spiritual Growth: 

Social Action: 

Education & Interpretation: 

Membership Nurture & Outreach: 
Secretary of Program Resources: 
Chair, Committee on Nominations: 
Communications Coordinator: 



Harriette T. Elrod 
Edna Hickman 
Patte Folts 
Jane Eubanks 

Beverly Cox 
Barbara Ferguson 
Tillie Shows 
Maribel Calvo 
Lana Lathan 
Leuburda Myers 
Mary Quinones 



Louisiana Interchurch Conference 






Clergy: 

Judith D. Bazer, Donald C. Cottrill, John G. Deschner, L. Wayne Howington, 
Bishop William W. Hutchinson, Judy E. Nelson, James E. Ray, Sr., Carl E. Rhoads, III, 
Johnny M. Riley, Clifford C. Wright, Jr. 



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Laity: 

Nik Belanger, Julia Carnes, Gene Clarke, P. 

Madden, Libby Rickey, Charline Wyche 
Representative from United Methodist Women: 
Representative from United Methodist Men: 



Renee Craft, Sue Hortman, Susanne 



Tillie Shows 



Louisiana Methodist Children's Home 



Resident Bishop of the Louisiana Conference: William W. Hutchinson 



Monroe District Superintendent: 
Shreveport District Superintendent: 
President of the Conference UMW: 
President of the Conference UMM: 
Louisiana Conference Lay Leader: 
President/CEO of La. United Methodist 
Children & Family Services: 



Robert L. Burgess 
Douglas L. Cain 
Harriette T. Elrod 
Joe Kelley 
George K. Anding 

Terrel DeVille 



Board Members: 
Terms To Expire in 2008 

Jane Blackwell 
Ross Downing 
Rosemary Ewing 
E. Andrew Goff 
Elaine Levy 
Bud Storer 
Terms to Expire in 2010 
Bill Goforth 
Richard Lewis 
Paul McElroy 
Cindy Quails 
William A. Rowell, Jr. 



Terms to Expire in 2009 

Rickey Hickman 
Michael D. McLaurin 
Lorraine Sparks 
Ben Warren 
Fred B. Wideman 

Terms to Expire in 2011 

Lamar Buffington 
Evelyn Evans 
Roberta Green Hinton 
William James 
Richard McKinney 
Babs Moller 



MacDonell United Methodist Children's Services 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Treasurer: 
Board Members: 

Inez Chrisentery, Beth Fairley, Lisa Farmer, Cynthia Holliday, Juanita Locker Ivie, 

Myra Thomas 



Grace Monk Gueydan 
J. Vernon Fairley 
Betty Thomas 
Virginia Naquin 



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Honorary Members: Janelle McCammon, Delia Nichols, Dee Riggin 
Ex-Officio: 

Harriette T. Elrod, Bishop William W. Hutchinson, Roger D. Lathan 

Methodist Health System Foundation 

Chair: 

Vice Chair: Marian L. Eggerton 

Secretary: Larry D. Wink 

Treasurer: Patrick M. Gibbs 

President: Frederick C. Young, Jr. 

Other Members: 

Judy Dawson, Joseph Labat, Paul F. Naccari, Donald E. Pate, Enrica Singleton 
Emeritus: John B. Koelemay, M. Kenneth Schor 

The Methodist Home for Children 

Chief Executive Officer: Keith Rhodes 
Chair: Curtis A. Pellerin 

Vice President: Clifton Saik 

Secretary: Reid Falconer 

Treasurer: William James 

Board Members: 

Jackie Bartlett, Marion Dodd, George A. Duerson, Gerri Elie, Reid Falconer, W. Ralph 
Ford, Norwood N. Hingle, III, William S. Hornsby, III, William James, Babs Mollere, 
Richard G. Passler, Curtis A. Pellerin, Julie Quinn, Clifton Saik, Harold Stanley, Paul 
Thiels 

North Rampart Community Center 

President: Darryl A. Tate 

Treasurer: Larry Miguel 

Secretary: Carolyn C. Bowers 

Members: 

Anita Crump, Anita C. Dinwiddie, Larry Miguel, Eugene Osmondson, Darryl A. Tate 
Ex-Officio: Carolyn C. Bowers 






Peoples United Methodist Community Center 



President: Joan K. Brumfield 

Vice President: June Sanchez 

Secretary: Nell Ryals 






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Treasurer: Jocelyn Yaris 

Trustees Chair: Rosa Dickerson 

Board Members: 

India Amacker, Zellese Brown, James F. Haynes, Larry Ryals 
Ex-Officio: 

Alonzo J. Campbell, W. Ralph Ford, Bishop William W. Hutchinson 

Marva L. Mitchell 
Honorary Members: Alvin Aubrey, Charlie Byer, Judy E. Nelson, Irene T. Reed 

Retired Ministers' Homes 



President: 
Vice President: 
Secretary/Treasurer: 
Executive Director: 
Members: 



Lewis Love 
Earl Cefalu, Jr. 
Shirley Hoffpauir 
Robert L. Potter 



Terms To Expire 2008 

Earl Cefalu, Jr. 
W. Spiller Milton 
Joanne White 



Terms To Expire 2009 

Charles Jimmerson 
Lewis Love 
James M. Poole 
Charles D. Shope 



Terms To Expire 2010 

George Gladney 
Douglas L. McGuire 
Andrew Moore 
Margaret Roper 



Ex-Officio: 

Shirley Hoffpauir, Larry G. Miller, Robert L. Potter, J. Roddy Taylor 

United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana 



Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Grants Chair: 
Investment Chair: 
At-Large: 

President/CEO: 
Ex-Officio: 



Frank McArthur 
Mark McMurry 
Joseph D. Awotwi 
Lee Hampton 
Omer C. Davis 
Douglas B. de Graff enried 
Jan C. Holloway 
Robert C. Fairly, Jr. 
William W. Hutchinson 



Terms to Expire 2008 

Sue Alves 
Joseph D. Awotwi 
Eva Baham 
Don Brown 
Irwin Felps 



Terms to Expire 2009 

Omer C. Davis 
James M. Goins 
Lee Hampton 
Jan C. Holloway 
Mark McMurry 



Terms to Expire 2010 

Donald R. Avery 
Richard Boisture 
Douglas B. de Graff enried 
Shelia Edwards 
Frank McArthur 



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Janice Little 



Alice C. Prophit 
Jim Smith 



United Methodist Hope Ministries 



Chair : 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Executive Director: 

Ex-Officio: 

Emeritus: 

At-Large: 

Class of 2007 

Norman J. Chenevert 
Don Morgan 
Nic Ourso 
Pamela G. Shaver 



Tim McKey 
Don Morgan 

Danny Robinson 
P. Renee Craft 
Larry G. Miller 
Roger Guissinger 
Norman Chenevert 

Class of 2008 

Chad Dudley 
Robert C. Fairly, Jr. 
Patricia Johnson 
Tory Johnson 
Danny Robinson 



Class of 2009 

Sandra C. Brown 
Wilma Crosby 
Omer C. Davis 
Jeff Fair 

Tommy O' Conner 
E. Eugene Rives 



Wesley Foundations 

Grambling State University 



Campus Minister: 

Chair: 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Chair, Development & Grants: 

Corresponding Secretary: 

Board Members: 

Ex-Officio: 

Robert L. Burgess, Ricky Helton, William W. Hutchinson, Gale Judson, Horace 

Judson, Karen Martin, Guy West 



Connie F. Breaux 

Charlotte A. Favors 

David Hodges 

Carolyn McGehee 

Michael Shipps 

Bessie Ruth Foster 

Ruby D. Higgins 

Alex Brunson, Stephen Lockett 



Louisiana State University 



Campus Minister: 
Chair: 
Secretary: 
Tresurer: 



Donald L. Meeks 
Lisa Frost 
Laura Schloederoff 
Greg Toney 



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Ex-Officio: 
At Large: 

Class of 2007 

Stacy Haynie 
Bernadine Johnson 
Clay Johnson 
Bob Mirabella 
Joyce Robinson 
Laura Schloederoff 
Charles Sutcliffe 



Larry G. Miller, Steven M. Spurlock, Greg Toney 
Lisa Frost, Jere Johnson 



Class of 2008 

Betty Ann Fillette 
Gary Fillette 
Lisa Norman 
Libby Weller 



Class of 2009 

Augustus M. Allen 
Michael Cockrell 
Patty Rives 
Steve Smith 



Louisiana Tech University 



Chair: 

Vice-Chair: 

Treasurer: 

Secretary: 

Development Chair: 

Personnel Chair: 

Financial Chair: 

Monroe Dist. Superintendent: 

Monroe Dist. UMW Pres.: 



Jay Hinckley 



Jennifer Vidrine 
Luke Madden 
Billy McConnell 

Robert L. Burgess 
Georgie L.Roberson 



Board Members: 
Class of 2007 

Patsy Bade 
Tony Charzenko 
Todd Clark 
Hisham Hegab 
Jay Hinckley 
Jimmie D. Pyles 



Class of 2008 

Jimmy Eaton 
Joyce Grier 
Karen Harms 
Diane Jefcoat 
Jenny Kersey 
Scott Killen 
Jean Lynch 
Billy McConnell 
Millicent McConnell 
Walter Wicker 
Debbie Williamson 
Keith Williamson 



Class of 2009 

Becky Clark 
A. Wynne Evans 
Susan Ferguson 
Dan Garr 
Mark Graham 
Luke Madden 
Jesse Owens 
Jimmie Shahan 
Jennifer Vidrine 



McNeese State University 



Director of Ministry: 

Chair: 

Vice Chair/Lay Leadership Chair: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 



Angela Cooley Bulhof 
Karl S. Klaus 

Lynn Morgan 
Michelle Martell 



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SPRC Chair: 
Student Intern: 

Finance Chair: 
At-Large: 



Jerry Hartwell 

Amber Ellington, Rodolfo Falconi, Marvin 

Williams 

Nick Murphy 

Jerry G. Hilbun, Renus Kelfkens, Bradley Swire, 

Thomas Williams 



Class of 2007 

Cathy Denison-Wicke 
Jerry Hartwell 
Ernest Levingston 
Heather H. Leyland 
Lynn Morgan 



Class of 2008 

Paul Arnold 
Robert Handy 
Bob Hart 



Class of 2009 

Paul Leming 
Richard Sirmon 



Northwestern State University 



Campus Minister: 
Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: 
Treasurer: 
Trustees Chair: 
District Laity Chair: 
District Representative: 
Class of 2007 



John M. Higginbotham, Jr. 
C Frances Hooton 
Monty Townsend 
Carolyn Dove 
Brad Burkman 
Monty Townsend 
Nancy M. Carruth 
Wayne Spillman 



Class of 2008 

Kenny Kaufman 
Stephanie Kidd 
David Stewart 
Sue Weaver 
Pat Widhalm 



Gloria Bryant 
Brad Burkman 
Tommy Covington 
Carolyn Dove 
Terri Marshall 
Idell W. Snowden 
Ex-Officio: 

Ramonalynn W. Bethley, Nancy Carruth, James Graham, Jacqueline E.C. King, David 

Waskom, Danette Westfall 



Class of 2009 

Juli Fleming 
Diane Jones 
Curt Phifer 
James M. Poole 
R. Don Ross 
Pattie Waddle 



Southeastern Louisiana University 



Campus Minister: Emile E. Tosso, III 



Class of 2007 

Margaret Adleman, Sec. 
Barney Babin 
Joe Bosch 
Don Guagliardo 



Class of 2008 

Marguerite Carter 
Paul Carter 
Carol Earnest 
Douglas Holmes 



Class of 2009 

Don Gentry 
Sheila Kuebler 
Archie Moore 
Texas Rigsby 



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Dale Kuebler 
Margaret Rheams 
Willie Rheams 
Chad Solieu 



Margo Kennedy Dale Kuebler Pleasant Sibley 

Fred Lavigne 

Bill Milburn, Treasurer 

Janet Palmer 

Bob Richardson, Chair 

Students: 

Bobby L. Brister, Lisa Carroll, Christine Dinwiddie, Bryanne Mader 
Ex-Officio: 

Joseph M. Donakey, J. Thomas Logan, Larry G. Miller 



Southern University 



Campus Minister: 

Chair: 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 



Willie Laws 

Linda Washington 
Jannie M. Cox 
Joseph D. Awotwi 



Ex-Officio: 

Hallique L. Dawson, Corey Hill, Larry G. Miller, Darlene A. Moore 
Board Members: 
Christopher H. Andrews, Joseph D. Awotwi, Theresa Blount, Bessie Cage, Alonzo J. 
Campbell, Louretta Clark, Emmett C. Collinsjr., Reggie Collins, Donald C. Cottrill, 
Jancie Cox, Gladier Dalton, Sharon Doyle, Olan Emerson, E. Andrew Goff, 
Gwendolyn Herson, Isabel Herson, Jacquelin Jacobs, Willie Johnson, Joe Kelley, 
Eileen Kennedy, Lana Lathan, Rogers Newman, Joyce O'Rourke, Willie Rheams, Carl 
E. Rhoads, III, Dollene Sims, Ethel Vicks, Linda Washington, Clifford C. Wright Jr. 

Tulane And Loyola Universities 



Chair: 

Treasurer: 

Trustee: 

Campus Minister: 

N.O. Dist. UMW Pres: 

Board Members: 
Tom Ballantine, Terry C. Bardwell, Carol S. Winn Crawford, Anna Ellis, M. Eugene 
Finnell, Jerry Gast, Sarah Kreutziger, Marilyn Miller, Lauren Mire, Frankie Vickers 

Ex Officio: 
Anthony Childers, Evelyn Clark, W. Ralph Ford, Fannie P. Reddix 



Janice Wilson 
Ellen Murdock 
Art Johnson 
Maximilian O. Zehner 
Carolyn Bowers 



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University of Louisiana at Lafayette 



Campus Minister: 

Chair: 

Vice Chair: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Intern: 



Daniel M. Hixon 
Rick Sarver 
David L. Bricker 
Jan C. Hollo way 
Dorinda Florea 
James Cooke 



Student Representatives: Clint Carter, Sally Chenet, Jared Sonnier 



Class of 2008 

Christy Chadick 
Sarah DeRoche 
L. Wayne Howington 
Rick Sarver 
Bruce Turner 
John Walmsley 



Class of 2009 

Sabra Brown 
Hamilton Burleigh 
Dorinda Florea 
Maura Foret 
Kay Riedel 
Dianne Rochon 



Class of 2010 

Byron J. Aucoin 
Gene Blevins 
David L. Bricker 
Kyle DeRoche 
Jan C. Holloway 



University of Louisiana at Monroe 



Campus Min./Director: 

Chair: 

Past Chair: 

Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Co-op Day Care Director: 

Co-op Day Care Center Committee: 

Nominations Committee: 

Finance and Audit Committee: 

Property Committee: 

Judicatory Representatives: 

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): 

Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod: 

Presbyterian Church USA: 

United Methodist Church: 
Student Representatives: 

Caitlin Carbrey, Matt Murphy, Heather 

Sullivan 



David Key 
Lynn Lincecum 
Dennis Bell 
Gail Pickering 
Donna Luse 
Tenna Wink 
Angel Whittington 
David Key 
Robert L. Burgess 
Lynn Lincecum 



Paul McCormack 

Joe Hill 

Robert L. Burgess 



Oynes, Jami Lynn Perry, Tim Pitts, Kyle 



Class of 2007 

Dennis Bell 
Lynn Lincecum 



Class of 2008 

Audrey Jordan 
Charlie Lattuada 
Paul E. Sabin 
Angel Whittington 



Class of 2009 

Ron Hill 
Donna Luse 
Brent Strunk 



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Louisiana Conference Members of General and 
Jurisdictional Agencies 

General Council on Finance & Administration: Donald R. Avery 

General Board of Church and Society: Sione H. Tu'uta 

General Board of Discipleship: Christopher H. Andrews 

General Board of Global Ministries, Women's Division: Kathleen C. Conrad 

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry: Nancy M. Carruth and Sarah S. 

Kreutziger 

General Board of Pension & Health Benefits: Carl E. Rhoads, III 

General Commission on Status & Role of Women: Pete Aguila 

General Commission on United Methodist Men: Ronald D. Sarver and Carl E. 

Stewart 

Commission on the General Conference: Lane C. Winn 

South Central Jurisdiction Mission Council: Carolyn Dove 

Justpeace: David G. Trickett 

Lydia Patterson Institute, Board of Trustees: Alonzo J. Campbell 

Mount Sequoyah Assembly, Inc., Trustees: Pat Cobb, Larry D. Norman, Ronald D. 

Sarver, Alan Tuten 




Memorial/Communion Service held at FUMC Baton Rouge on Sunday night. 



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V. DAILY PROCEEDINGS 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

REGULAR SESSION - FIRST DAY - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2007 
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, BATON ROUGE 
7:00 P.M. 

The Celebration of Remembrance and Holy Communion began with Pre-Service music 
performed by Mr. Dan Talbot, organist and a Brass Quintet. The combined choirs of 
First UMC Baton Rouge and Broadmoor UMC Baton Rouge were lead by Dr. David 
Shaler. Dr. Dona Lusted and Mr. John Paul McGee accompanied. Solos were performed 
by Mr. Brandon Hendrickson and Rev. Cynthia Wilson. The service was led by Bishop 
William Hutchinson, Rev. Dr. Chris Andrews, Reverends Kem Alexander, Clifton 
Conrad, Derrick Hills, Monica Monk, Dr. Gwynn Shamblin, and Rev. Beth Love Tu'uta. 
Mr. George K. Anding lead the prayer for illumination. Bishop Dan Solomon delivered 
the message entitled "Whether" based on Romans 14:7-8 

Those in remembrance were: (Clergy) Donald L. Huguley, Russell L. Jones, Harold W. 
Longfellow, Terral T. Lowe, S. Alvin Mayo, Murdock M. Snelling, Jr., Gilbert H. Wade 
Jr., Melvin D. Zerger. (Diaconal Minister) Gloria Claire Chapman. (Clergy Spouses) 
Marilyn Speede Blount, Constance I. Cupples, Eunice Franklin, Adelaide Henry Frazier, 
Earline L. Herr, E. Louise McCutcheon, Mabel B. McGuire, Evelyn Merrill, Glennie D. 
Shearer, Jane Sherman, Leona Smith, Sunny B. Walker, Eva Jo Williams, Mary 
Wineinger. 

The Closing Voluntary was given by Mr. Talbot. Bishop Hutchinson led the Sending 
Forth Service and dismissed the Conference with a blessing. 

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007 

CLERGY SESSION 

The Clergy Session was held in the Old Louisiana State Capital on the banks of the Ole 
Mississippi River. 

The prelude was presented by the Rev. Barbara Murray. 

Bishop William W. Hutchinson called the Clergy session of The Louisiana Annual 
Conference to order. The session began with singing the hymn, "And Are We Yet 
Alive". 

The text, Revelation 21:10; 21-22:5was read by the Rev. Linda Joseph. The message of 
the day, "Dreams" was given by the Reverend Ed Boyd. The offering will assist the 
pension program in the Central Conference of the United Methodist Church. Bishop Dan 
Solomon brought greetings to the clergy session. 



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The order of Elders report was given by the Reverend Jerry Hilbun, Chair. The Order of 
Elders will offer a fall retreat on October 23-25, 2007, entitled, "How Do We Live In 
Covenant?". Rev. Brady S. Whitton was elected as the new chair of the Order of Elder. 
The order of Deacons Report was given by the Reverend Regina L. Wren. She reported 
the order will offer a retreat lead by Rev. Carole Cotton- Winn in the fall of this year in 
the City of New Orleans in the Mission Zone. The Local Pastors and Associate Members 
report was given by Reverend Pam Roy. Rev. Roy shared with the body that there are 
grants for those attending Advance studies. 

Rev. Joe Connelly announced an event in St. Louis for those seeking Networking 
Seminar. Rev. Flint E. Shea reported the next Preaching Retreat will be held on March 
10-12,2008. 

The Clergy Session was concluded with the singing of the hymn, "A Charge to Keep I 
Have." 

LAITY SESSION 

The Session began with Mrs. Lana Lathan providing background music for the laity to 
gather. 

Mr. George "Buzzy" Anding, Conference Lay Leader welcomed everyone and Dr. Sarah 
Kreutziger, Associate Conference Lay Leader opened the session with prayer. 

Mr. Anding introduced the Board of Laity Membership. Then Mr. Anding made a 
presentation to Mr. Joe Page who had to resign as the Daughenbaugh-Matheny Director 
because of health and work problems. Mrs. Clara Scott, Alexandria District Lay Leader 
accepted Mr. Page's gift in his absence. 

Mrs. Joyce Robinson, treasurer for the Board of Laity presented the financial report with 
the addition of the Baton Rouge Daughenbaugh-Matheny amount of $2659.45. 

LOUISIANA CONFERENCE BOARD OF LAITY 

June 4, 2007 
FINANCIAL REPORT (July, 2006 - April, 2007) 
Capital One Bank Accounts 

Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club 

Balance (April 30, 2007) $74,090.54 

Accumulated interest of $157.61 is included in this balance. 
Conference Board of Laity 

Balance (April 30, 2007) $21,890.18 

Accumulated interest of $53.25 is included in this balance. 
Checks disbursed (None) 
United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana 
(January 1 - March 31, 2007) 

Baton Rouge District New Church $ 84,344.30 



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Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club (Grambling) $120,987.14 

Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship Fund $ 18,707.60 

District Giving (July 1, 2006 - April 30, 2007) 



District 


B L M 1000 Club 


Daughenbaugh-Matheny 2007 Quota 








BLM 1000 Club 


Acadiana 


$ 3,656.45 


$ 2,500.00* 


$ 5986.88 


Alexandria 


$ 6,300.00 


$ 5,135.60* 


$ 5427.08 


Baton Rouge 


$ 4,596.00 




$14,817.60 


Lake Charles 


$ 7,000.00 


$ 4,500.00* 


$ 7301.40 


Monroe 


$ 1,500.00 


$ 6,568.00* 


$10,064.70 


New Orleans 




$ 6,000.00* 


$14,644.65 


Shreveport 


$18,443.50 


$ 3,735.64* 


$16,812.30 


TOTAL 


$41,495.95 


$28,439.24 


$75,054.61 



* Deposited in the month of MAY, 2007 

Mr. Anding asked if there was any Old Business. Being none he asked if there was any 
New Business. There was none. 

Dr. Sarah Kreutziger made an announcement concerning the Laity Breakfast and that 
there were only 5 tickets left. The breakfast will be held at the City Club on North Blvd. 
Mr. Fred Loy shared directions to the City Club. Dr. Kreutziger introduced the speaker 
for the Laity Breakfast Mrs. Carolyn Marshall. 

Mr. Anding asked all persons who were nominees for General and Jurisdictional 
conferences to come to the stage to be introduced. Those who had submitted their 
applications were George "Buzzy" Anding, Jr., Pete Aguila, Betty Blackman, Don 
Brown, Nancy Carruth, Eloise Cox, Anita Crump, Terrel DeVille, Carolyn Dove, John 
Evans, Tim Hebert, Jay Hinckley, Sarah Kreutziger, Fred Loy, Fane Peeples, Joyce 
Robinson, Walter Weiss, Jared Williams and Rachel Scott. These persons submitted 
their names during this time Fred Banks, Ron Sarver, McKinnely Perkins and Don 
Shelmeyer. 

Mr. Tim Hebert presented information on the Certified Lay Ministry Program. 

A new ministerial position in . Certified I a v Minister 

The United Methodist Church * Certified Lay Minister 




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t What is a Certified Lay Minister (CLM)? 

A certified lay minister is a qualified United 
Methodist layperson called to congregational leadership as part 
of a ministry team under the supervision of a clergyperson. 
This person enters the certification process, which includes 
training, support, supervision and accountability, while serving 
in a local church assigned by the district superintendent. 
Certification is intended to be an ongoing process, not an end in 
itself. Certification is not ordination or licensing, so 
administering the sacraments and a 'reverend' title are not in 
the job description of a CLM. 

t When did this start? 

The United Methodist Church has long used lay people to fill pulpits when a 
pastor was temporarily unavailable for weeks or months at a time. In addition, many 
churches hire laity to work in staff positions such as music, education, youth, etc. To 
provide better training for these people, the church has been looking into possible options 
since the early 1990s. Several attempts at establishing lay ministerial roles were rejected 
by Judicial Council action. After studying the matter in the 2000-2004 quadrennium, the 
church created the position of Certified Lay Minister at General Conference 2004. 
Paragraph 272 of the Discipline lists the basic guidelines, but each annual conference 
was left to develop the program to fit their needs, 
^flk The course work was completed in the summer of 2006, and 

^ *"y7 a tas k force met in the Louisiana Conference to begin work on the 

IN 4r CLM concept. A CLM Committee is now in place. During the 

W\| \ 2007-2008 year, we are working at getting the word out about the 

/ ^^ ^- CLM position. We are also trying to learn how it can best serve our 

^^^t» local churches. Since possible CLM legislation may be forthcoming 
at General Conference 2008, we are going to wait until 2008 to put 
the specifics of the program in place. 

t How does a CLM fit into the ministry of a local church? 

There are two main areas in which CLMs may be valuable: lay supply pastors 
and additional ministerial staff. If you are (or would like to become) a certified lay 
speaker and are called to make yourself available as the leader of a congregation, 
becoming a CLM will provide more training for you to serve as a supply pastor. If your 
local church has a need for ministerial assistance (in one or more areas) and you are 
called to share your spiritual gifts (usually in a part-time capacity), CLM training can 
help prepare you. 



t What is involved in becoming a CLM? 

The first step is to become a certified lay speaker. If you are called to a deeper 
involvement in ministry (as a supply pastor or in a supporting ministerial role), you 
must get approval from your church, pastor, and D.S. to proceed. The coursework 
involves four modules ($25 each - available online). Details on how the courses will be 



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handled and specifics of the CLM program in the Louisiana Conference will be 
formulated next year. 

t How do I find out more information about the program? 

More information can be obtained online <www.layministry.org> or by 
contacting a member of the CLM Committee: Rev. Ramonalynn Bethley, Jane Blackwell, 
Rev. Joe Connelly, Byron Core, Rev. Mike Hammett, Sarah Kreutziger, and Tim Hebert, 
chair. 



Certified Lay Minister [http://www.layministry.org ] 

Under the direction of Dr. Kreutziger MSI: "Finding Grace" (Methodist Scene 
Investigation) was presented to report what has happened and will happen within the 
Conference Board of Laity. The characters for MSI were Fred Loy, Buzzy Anding, Chris 
Deano, Taran Cornejo, Cameron Johnson, Glennell Cottrill, Jane Blackwell, Fred Banks, 
Joe Kelley, Harriette Elrod and Amanda Meyer. 

The MSI: "Finding Grace" presentation was followed with a Love Feast and Sending 
Forth. Mr. Anding asked persons to write down on posted notes their suggestions and 
dreams for the Board of Laity. During the Love Feast folks brought their posted notes to 
the Love Feast table. Mr. Fred Loy, portraying John Wesley, gave the introduction to the 
Love Feast. Dr. Kreutziger led the singing while Mrs. Lana Lathan played the piano. 
Mrs. Carolyn Dove, Conference Board of Laity Secretary, read the scripture Luke 14:16- 
24. Mr. Anding, portraying Charles Wesley, gave the witness to the scripture and the 
testimonies of Joy and Concern. The district lay leaders served the water and gold fish 
crackers at the Love Feast tables. The ushers for the Love Feast were Jared Williams, 
Reuben Vaughn, Lauren Gross, Sarah Marsalis, Amanda Price, Bruce Wilson, Colin 
Kingery and Zack Mason. Mr. Anding led the closing hymn "In the Highways" while 
playing his guitar and Mrs. Lathan played the piano. Mr. Loy led the closing prayer and 
sending forth. 

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007 
AFTERNOON SESSION 

Gathering Music was led by Cynthia Wilson. 

Consecrating of the RiverCenter was offered by Ellen Montegudo. 

Bishop William Hutchinson convened the thirty-seventh session of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference at 1 :45 p.m. The Bishop said that it was an honor to be hosting everyone in 
Baton Rouge. Prayer was offered by Dr. Doug Ezell. 

Bishop William Hutchinson asked Fred Loy to make the introduction of the Lt. 
Governor, the Honorable Mitch Landrieu. Mr. Landrieu welcomed everyone to the 
capital city and spoke on "higher common ground". Mayor Kip Holden was introduced 



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by Rev. Chris Andrews. He spoke on maintaining your faith and continuing to pray. The 
Bishop asked Rev. Dairy 1 Tate to recognize Mrs. Carolyn Marshall, former Secretary of 
the General Conference. She was asked to join them on the stage. The Bishop 
introduced and thanked the Conference musician, Cynthia Wilson and her accompanist. 

Dr. Carl Rhoads led the Roll Call. 

Rev. Roger Lathan, moved that the RiverCenter Exhibition Hall West be designated as 
the Bar of the Conference for the Laity Session, Monday, June 4, 2007 and that the 
House Chambers of the Old State Capital Building be designated as the Bar of the 
Conference for the Clergy Session, Monday, June 4, 2007 and that beginning Monday 
afternoon, June 4, 2007 the cordoned section of the RiverCenter Exhibition Hall West be 
designated as the Bar of the Conference. 

He moved that after the first ballots for delegates to the General and Jurisdictional 
Conferences, only those individuals receiving five or more votes should have their names 
read to the Annual Conference. He also moved that the Conference elect two reserve 
clergy delegates and two reserve lay delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference for both 
clergy and laity and that the first reserve delegate to the Jurisdictional Conferences for 
both clergy and laity have their expenses paid by the Annual Conference and that such 
funds be made available by the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. 

He also moved that Tuesday's order of the day be set at 10:30 a.m. for the retirees to 
address the Conference and that the printed program be the agenda for the Annual 
Conference Session and that the Bishop be empowered to make changes in the agenda 
necessary to complete the business of the Conference. He moved that the printed 
material that is to be distributed to the Annual Conference session be cleared through the 
secretary prior to distribution. The motion was seconded and approved. 

Dr. Carl Rhoads nominated Ms. Judy Gross, Rev. Bernadine Johnson, Ms. Patti Perkins, 
Ms. Joyce Robinson, Mr. Brian Shoup, and Rev. Darryl Tate as Assistant Secretaries of 
the Annual Conference Session. He further nominated Ms. Joyce Robinson and Rev. 
Darryl Tate as Head Tellers. He also directed the attention of the conference to six 
matters: 

1 . All materials for conference members are to be approved by and distributed 
through the Conference Secretary. These materials are to be given to Ms. 
Joyce Robinson and are to be marked with the time of distribution. 

2. Forms for writing amendments and motions that are presented to the 
Conference should be picked up at the Secretary's desk. 

3. Similar forms are available for persons requesting courtesy letters to be sent 
from the Conference. Forms for special guests to be presented to the 
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4. Any changes or corrections that need to be made regarding Pre-Conference 
Reports should be completed and given to Ms. Patti Perkins. 

5. Special sound equipment for the hearing impaired is available through Mr. 
Claiborne Sharp for plenary sessions. 

6. Please be aware of petitions placed on the tables for review. They will be 
voted on Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoon. 

The Motion was seconded and approved. 

Adoption of the Agenda presented by Bishop Hutchinson was by common consent. 

Mimi McDowell introduced the theme "Means of Grace: Becoming a Grace-full people". 
The previous themes were "Prevenient Grace" and "Justifying Grace". She offered a 
special thank you to Kevin Martin who designed the logo for this year's theme. Also a 
special thank you to Kathy Moore, the Bishop's assistant, who designed and created the 
beautiful banners. Both Kevin and Kathy donated their services free of charge. A final 
word of thanks to the entire Worship Committee who worked tirelessly to create 
meaningful worship that glorifies God and celebrates God's amazing grace. 

Dr. Bob Burgess, Chair of the Episcopacy Committee, indicated that the Committee 
would be working with the delegation that will be elected this Annual Conference toward 
the assignment of a Bishop for 2008. Fred Loy, Vice Chair, escorted Mrs. Kay 
Hutchinson to the podium. Carolyn Dove was asked to present Mrs. Hutchinson with a 
corsage as a token of appreciation. Mrs. Hutchinson spoke of how proud and humble she 
is to represent Louisiana Methodism. Fred Loy asked the Bishop to come forward so that 
he could present as a gift, a prayer for the Bishop and Kay Hutchinson for all that they 
have done. 

Bob Duncan was asked to come forward to give an address on Educational Opportunities. 
He spoke on going to the Holy Land and how your life would be changed. 

Bishop Hutchinson presented his Episcopal Address. 

"Threatened with Resurrection" 

I am not familiar with Heidi Neumark. I only know of her through the writings of Greg 
Jones and Kevin Armstrong in their profound book, Resurrecting Excellence . Heidi 
Neumark is the pastor of Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx. 
Transfiguration is an African American and Hispanic congregation located in a 
desperately poor neighborhood in the area where New York City dumps its trash. The 
people of the church live among the most difficult of circumstances and in the midst of 
tremendous suffering. 

Pastor Neumark tells the story of a little boy named Nelson and his siblings and their 
introduction to Transfiguration church. "During one of our Lenten healing services, a 



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little boy named Nelson asked how Jesus knew he was God and how Jesus could be God. 
Our intern Anita asked him if he was a child of God, and immediately, without missing a 
beat, Nelson replied, 'Of course I'm a child of God!' But in truth, there was no 'of 
course' about it." 

Nelson and his family had arrived at the church when he was two, along with twenty 
other siblings and cousins, all born to either his mother or his aunt. His mother was 
addicted to drugs but supposedly managing better than her sister, and was caring for her 
own twelve and some of the cousins and his grandmother was caring for the rest. They 
all lived in neighborhood shelters. 

Listen to Pastor Neumark's comments about this extended family: 

"Then all twenty-one began coming to church . . . They came in and ran wild. They had 
never been to church before and had no reference points for any expected behavior. 
Teaching them was fun - - but difficult. There were a number of Sundays when I, who 
happen to have a high tolerance for disorder. . ., guiltily wished they would not come in 
so I could have some respite from the disruption they created. Some members had that 
sentiment more frequently . . .Nevertheless, I was really happy to see the children 
learning stories about Jesus and singing the songs. We made prayer books together. 
They did everything with gusto - - whether singing God's praises or misbehaving. 

After about six months, they were baptized. The waters broke and old Sarah gave birth to 
all twenty-one. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the 
children of God. I like the J. B. Phillips translation: The whole creation is on tiptoe to 
see the wonderful sight of the children of God coming into their own. The church was 
on tiptoe to see this prodigious birth drama, as each fine child left the womb of the font 
dripping wet, foreheads brightly anointed with the seal of their glorious inheritance. 'Of 
course, I'm a child of God!' said Nelson and St. Paul adds. . .if children, then heirs, 
heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. (Romans 8: 17) 

Pastor Neumark and her congregation were able to see these otherwise dysfunctional 
children as children of great promise, dripping wet from the waters of baptism. They 
were able to see that there is beauty in ministry and beauty in the congregational life of 
the body of Christ even in the light of suffering and hardship. This is a congregation that 
has been transfigured by love, shaping the ways in which Neumark sees her own life as 
well as those to whom she is deeply connected. "I think the most powerful thing that has 
happened to me here is that ... I have been irrevocably 'threatened by resurrection.'" 

That phrase 'threatened by resurrection' is actually "threatened with resurrection" and 
comes from the Guatemalan poet Julia Esquivel, writing beautifully out of her own 
people's struggles. It is a long poem that ends with an invitation that I issue to us today: 

"Join us in this vigil 

And you will know what it is to dream! 

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To live threatened with Resurrection! 

How marvelous it is. How good that we are here. How marvelous indeed." 
Julia Esquivel 

(Jones, L. Gregory and Armstrong, Kevin R., Resurrecting Excellence , 

Eerdmans, pp. 10 - 13) 

These words captured my spirit and bear witness to ministry in the midst of great 
suffering and in the midst of difficult times. It is a ministry that shines forth with the 
beauty of God's grace as seen in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. 

I believe we are living in Louisiana as "threatened with resurrection," and for that I am 
grateful and because of that I am hopeful. We're like the butterfly emerging from a dull, 
confining cocoon, which has to be a painful process. But look at the beauty of its being 
when it finally emerges ! 

Hurricane Recovery 

With every visit to the New Orleans area I feel encouraged that we are "threatened with 
resurrection." With every visit to the Rita stricken areas, I see, hear and experience the 
threat of resurrection. We are coming forth from the watery graves we were placed in by 
these storms and new life is springing up all around. 

Let me bring you up to date on the Mission Zone and our efforts at hurricane recovery. 
What I share is only one part of a massive effort at recovery. You will hear more about 
this in other reports later in the Conference. But what I share has to do with the churches 
and how we are moving forward on that front. 

People are continually asking me, "How many churches have you lost in New Orleans?" 
My simplest answer is this. "To date we have decommissioned five. Others are still in a 
struggling position, but we have only decommissioned five." I think that is an amazingly 
few given what could have happened, and yet still could happen. Those decommissioned 
in Conference year 2006-2007 are - Trinity of Gentilly, Napoleon Avenue, Felicity, John 
Wesley, and St. Philip. Though laying these great servants of Christ to rest was a painful 
and sad process, they at the same time are making possible some new emerging 
ministries. 

There are more property dispositions to come I know. But again, these will lead to the 
resurrection of new ministries. For instance, we have already seen the merger of 
LaHarpe and Thompson congregations. We have seen the merger of First Street, Peck 
and Wesley congregations. Others are working on the "courting" phase before they 
finally decide to marry. When all of these mergers for new life are completed we will 
have to decide which properties we need to sell and which properties we will enlarge and 
enhance for the new bodies of Christ that are forming. 

Resurrection not only has threatened but has become a reality as we have experienced the 
reopening of some of our totally destroyed churches. On Palm Sunday of this year we 



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had a glorious celebration as we reopened Cornerstone in New Orleans East, with some 
300 in attendance and a spirit that was electric! In just a week we will be reopening 
Hartzell. In the very near future we will reopen Peoples! And Mount Zion is returning to 
their church home right away and will be worshiping in their renovated and rescued 
fellowship hall. 

Over in Cameron parish we will be celebrating the reopening of both the Grand Chenier 
and Wakefield churches in the coming months. God is definitely good! 

We have an exciting new plan in New Orleans for four transitional congregations we are 
referring to as "Anchor" churches. These are the new First Street PW (standing for Peck 
and Wesley) United Methodist Church, St. Luke United Methodist, Bethany United 
Methodist, and the area occupied by First United Methodist and Grace United Methodist 
who are in that "courting" period I referred to earlier. 

These churches are located at strategic points and have agreed to be "more than they 
were" and are working with us to make a dramatic impact on the city. To enable that to 
happen we will be providing additional staff such as associate pastor, musicians, 
educators, etc. for each setting. The salaries and benefits for pastors and other staff 
positions will come from the Katrina Church Recovery funds that have been so 
generously given by United Methodists across our great connection. All of United 
Methodism is helping us with our resurrection! 

We will continue with three cooperative parishes - New Orleans East, New Orleans 
West, and Cross-town New Orleans. These will continue to function in much the same 
manner as they have this past year, with the Mission Zone providing funding as needed 
for salaries and benefits of the Mission Zone pastors serving them. For the sake of all 
and for the express need of some, it was deemed necessary to continue with this 
arrangement for another year so that some fledgling starts might be sustained and given 
every chance to survive, and so that those who have grown stronger can grow stronger 
still by being the helping hand needed to enrich and encourage their weaker brothers and 
sisters. 

A few of the churches that were in Cooperative parishes this past year have been 
designated "Station Churches" for the coming year. This simply means that they will not 
be receiving funding from the Mission Zone for pastoral support. All of these know that 
this is a "trial run" and all will be reviewed and evaluated as the year progresses to make 
sure they are able to continue to support themselves in all ways necessary to be a totally 
viable and vital church. 

Those churches that were designated as "Station Churches, for this past year have been 
faithful servants and have held steady in the midst of great odds. We have not directed 
any of the Mission Zone funds toward them as they indicated they were strong enough to 
pay their pastors support, pay their apportionments in full, and continue to sustain 
themselves while allowing us to pour all our funding into the cooperative parishes. This 
valiant and much-appreciated effort took its toll. Many of these churches had to cut their 



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staff to the bone. They lost membership by as much as 1/3. They found themselves 
struggling to sustain their basic needs, especially their needs for multiple staffing given 
the size and nature of their worshiping congregations. 

It is our commitment to give additional staff support to these churches in this coming 
Conference year so they can more adequately minister to their congregations and 
continue to build them into very stable churches. We will be providing associate pastors 
to each of the churches that were "Station" churches this past year, or we will be giving 
funds for other staffing needs as the church might identify. 

We're also expanding the support funds to one or two situations on the North Shore 
where we have not had the funds to be supportive in the past year. 

Some new social ministries such as counseling and support services for emotional needs, 
a new clinic that will serve the medical needs of those in the city who have no other place 
to turn, and retreats and time away for Mission Zone pastors and their families are being 
provided with much elbow grease from several people in New Orleans, some new staff 
people, and with financial under girding from the Methodist Health System Foundation, 
Inc. 

As I mentioned earlier, United Methodists across the globe have been incredibly 
generous and supportive for yet another year. In rough figures, we have expended some 
$1.5 million over the past conference year supplying pastoral support and benefits. For 
this coming year we are expecting to spend some $1.8 million. The good thing is that all 
of that funding is already in hand, thanks to The United Methodist people across the 
world! 

You will recall that the Council of Bishops asked for a special offering to be taken in 
2006 on the date nearest the anniversary of hurricane Katrina. A little more than $3 
million was collected in that offering. Of that amount $3 million has already been 
distributed. Alabama/West Florida Conference received $100,000. Mississippi has 
received $1 million. And Louisiana has received $1.9 million! That, coupled with other 
sources that sent monies directly to us, has assured our stability for this past year and the 
year ahead. 

Two more special offerings will be taken in 2007 and in 2008. I implore EVERY United 
Methodist Church in Louisiana to take these offerings with joy when they come this year 
and next. We are only helping ourselves when we do so. 

In September of this year, September 6 th -7 th to be exact, there will be a gathering in 
New Orleans of Bishops and representatives from every United Methodist Conference in 
the United States. There also will be pastors of the largest congregations in United 
Methodism there, as well as representatives from the partner churches who are helping to 
sustain our efforts. It will consist of tours of what has been done and what is yet to be 
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"Thank You" celebration that will be hosted by Alabama/West Florida, Mississippi and 
Louisiana, just to show our gratitude for all that has been done. The recovery goes on! ! 

Last year our rallying cry was "For Now." This year our plan has a less sophisticated 
name, but a truly Biblical name. We are calling the plan going forward from this Annual 
Conference "The Manure Plan." It is based on Luke 13: 6-9. That passage reads: 

"And he told this parable: 'A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came 
seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, 'Lo, these three years 
I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use 
up the ground?' And he answered him, 'Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it 
and put on manure. And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut 
it down."' (RSV) 

We have been "fertilizing" the recovery plan for our churches that have been impacted by 
Katrina and Rita for this past year. And we have seen some wonderfully encouraging 
results. For this upcoming year, we are going to pour just plain, old-fashioned manure in 
great doses to our work. And we are setting benchmarks of fruitfulness that are expected 
to be met. It is our prayer that this will again show us where we will need to move come 
2008-2009. There may be some things that get cut down and abandoned. There will be 
other things that receive a good pruning and then more manure. There will be others that 
are doing so well we will just increase the labor and the manure. "For now" it is the 
Manure Plan. Who knows what will be required next! 

One final word about all of our Mission Zone work for the past year. I extend my 
heartfelt gratitude to every person, lay and clergy who are part of the Mission Zone - 
which includes churches in the New Orleans area and in the Cameron/Calcasieu parishes 
area - who have made these great strides for God's Kingdom in the midst of adversity, 
stress, hurt and pain that no one except those affected can understand. Would all of you 
stand that we might thank you and bless you? 

And to those outside the Mission Zone, lay and clergy, who have also been affected and 
displaced and injured by these hurricanes and who also have been working unknown 
hours amid extremely difficult circumstances to put their churches and lives back 
together, I issue the same grateful thanks. Would you stand that we might bless and 
thank you? 

And everyone else in Louisiana who has sacrificed with funds, spent hours on work 
teams, have bent your knees in prayerful support and who have been the encouragers - 
our great cloud of affirming witnesses - a loving "Thank You" to you as well. None of 
any that we have done would have been possible without you and your supportive care. 
Those of us caught up in this incredible rebuilding task pray God's blessings on every 
one of you! And we stand to applaud you! 

One other group who deserves our applause is the staff that has shepherded this whole 
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Now, let me move to other areas of the Conference's life. You may be thinking, "Have 
we done anything besides storm recovery?" It has certainly consumed the bulk of our 
time - and then some! But yes, we have done some other things as well. And we are 
embarking on others. Great things are happening for God's kingdom! 

II. Four Action Areas 

At the beginning of this quadrennium, the Council of Bishops began to address what they 
believed to be the greatest needs in the world and in the church and where God was 
calling us to be involved in specific ways. The result of this discernment process was 
what is now called the Seven Vision Pathways. 

After these Vision Pathways were enumerated, the Council was then in conversation with 
The Connectional Table and the General Agencies and these were narrowed to four areas 
of emphasis for focus by the entire church. Those four areas are: 

1 . Live the Methodist Way 

2. Start New Churches 

3. Reach Out to and Care for Children 

4. Eliminate the diseases of poverty (AIDS & Malaria). 

We've already been addressing the Methodist Way as we have focused on Prevenient 
Grace, Justifying Grace, and now The Means of Grace. 

We are going to enter full steam into the starting of new churches this year. We will be 
starting three new churches! These will be in the Hammond area, the Prairieville area 
and in the Denham Springs/Walker area. We are proud to announce our three pastors 
who, along with their families, will be those to lead these new congregations. Let's greet 
Trey Harris who will start the church in Prairieville area; Jack Odell in the Hammond 
area; and Leslie Stephens in the Denham Springs/Walker area. 

An area that we will be focusing on in the coming year will be the whole area of how we 
in Louisiana are to reach out to and care for the children. 

And our efforts to help in the elimination of the diseases of poverty are under way. You 
will hear a report in this Conference regarding what we have done with regard to our 
asked for amount for the global AIDS crisis. And we will be launching an effort this year 
to address the malaria crisis. Let's visit this new campaign for just a minute: 

As you can see, we will not be lacking for emphases as we move forward as an Annual 
Conference. This should direct and challenge our Conference Ministry Team as they 
work to put in place the programs and methods to address these great needs. 

Development of the "Culture of the Call" 

For many reasons, which I could enumerate but won't, our appointment making was very 
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the best matches of gifts and graces with needs. And I believe we have done a very good 
work and the Conference will be well served. But when all was almost finished, we ran 
into something we have never faced before. We ran out of clergy before we ran out of 
churches! 

We have been able to fill all appointments, but it has been a real challenge. I think this 
calls for our continued focused attention on what we have termed the "Culture of the 
Call." 

Our Discerner's Academy continues to flourish and is providing us with excellent women 
and men who are entering pastoral ministry. The next Academy will be January 4-6, 
2008 and will be a mission experience in New Orleans. We are going to do something 
new and exciting with this Academy, as we have invited Alabama/West Florida and 
Mississippi Conferences to participate and send some of their Discerner's. Please mark 
these dates and get your brightest and best men and women who should be listening for 
God's call signed up to participate. You are the key to the successful continuation of this 
marvelous experience. 

While the Discerner's Academy is doing well, for the first time since my coming to 
Louisiana, the Board of Ordained Ministry had to cancel their "Discerning the Call" 
event. This has always been an excellent overnight seminar for people looking for basic 
answers to what it means to be a clergyperson in The United Methodist Church and has 
been an excellent recruiting tool for many of our clergy. There will be another 
announced event this coming fall and I encourage you to get all those in your church to 
the overnight retreat who are questioning you about what it means to be a clergyperson 
and what are the avenues into this vocation. 

And we need to continue to lift up the vital necessity of Local Pastors ! A few years back 
we had an indication that our ability to appoint all of our Local Pastors might be in 
jeopardy. That simply has not proven to be the case. As I have said many times before, 
our Local Pastors are the key to our being able to provide clergy care to all our churches. 
Without them we would be in deep trouble. 

Nurturing of the Clergy and Laity through Retreats 

This past year we had a wonderful retreat with all the African American clergy under 
appointment. This was held at the Wesley Center just prior to the "Tending Our Livesj 
Together" retreat, which is for ALL clergy in the Louisiana Conference who are under 
appointment. 

Dr. Lovett Weems of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. was our leader: 
for "Tending Our Lives Together." His topic was "Leadership in the Church." His 
insights and his wonderful way of presenting his topic were refreshing. 

In conversation with the Board of Laity, they have agreed that we should have Dr.j 
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will again be addressing "Leadership in the Church" and this should be an excellent 
complimentary retreat to the one for the clergy. I would love to see us have at least 250 
laity there for that retreat! Please mark your calendars now for March 14-15, 2008. 

Progress on The Children 's Homes 

You will be interested to know that we are making great progress on the assumption of 
the ministry of The Methodist Home for Children in New Orleans into that of The 
Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, Inc. in Ruston. These two Boards have worked 
intensely to make this possible, all in the interest of serving the children of Louisiana in 
the best way possible. It appears all should be completed within the coming year and we 
will have our United Methodist ministry to some of the neediest children in Louisiana 
well in hand. 

The progress of the new facility in southwest Louisiana continues to go well. Again, it 
looks as if we will be able to begin construction on this facility in the very near future. 

The Wesley Center 

During the course of the conference you will be hearing an update on the new building 
projects and expansion of facilities at The Wesley Center. Under the faithful leadership 
of Mr. Shelby Smith this much-needed expansion is well under way and ground should 
be broken within the next few months. The Wesley Center is truly one of the treasures of 
this conference and is serving as a place where new disciples of Jesus Christ are being 
made every week. 

You are going to be asked to approve an increased apportionment for the Wesley Center, 
which will take their apportionment back to $125,000 for 2008. They had agreed to 
reduce this to $100,000 in 2007 with hope that they could function with that and relieve 
the Conference of some of the funding. However, it has proven just a little too close 
financially to do that and they are in need of restoring the $25,000. But just remember, 
this still is only Vz of the apportionment that was being passed on in 2000 when I first 
arrived. At that time the apportionment was $250,000. The board and staff have done a 
wonderful work of building a first rate retreat center on minimum support from the 
Conference. I am confident you are well aware of this need and will be fully supportive 
of it. 

Apportionment Payout 

And one of the capstones of celebration for the whole year was our 2006 Apportionment 
payout! Give yourselves one big round of applause for the greatest year yet financially - 
98.47% payout for the Louisiana Annual Conference in 2006! Are you aware that out of 
our seven districts that six of them paid 100%? And New Orleans, with all her 
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This was made possible by every church working hard to do what they have been asked 
to do, and many churches doing more. It was sort of a big sister/big brother year. Many 
churches that could took care of those who couldn't and 100% for six districts was the 
result! If being proud of a Conference is a sin, then I am the worst of sinners! I am so 
proud of you! 

There's only one thing that would make me prouder and that would set you in the record 
books for United Methodism. That would be for us to pay out at 100% in 2007. I believe 
that can be done with just a little extra push! And why shouldn't we? I've spent much of 
this address telling you how we have benefited from the generosity of the church. Their 
faithful giving has helped us put our lives back together. And as we pay our 
apportionments at 100%, we too are helping every person dependent on those funds of 
the church receive the love and care we promised them we would give. 

Let's do it! 

Holy Land Trip 

Now. We've all worked hard together. We have been faithful together. Now, let's travel 
together and learn together and deepen our spiritual lives together. In January of 2008 
Kay and I are hosting a trip to the Holy Land. This will probably be our last opportunity 
to travel with most of you, and we would love for as many as possible to join us. If you 
have never visited the Holy Land, now is the time. Your life will be forever enriched and 
changed as you literally walk where Jesus walked. We hope you will give serious 
consideration to being part of this time of spiritual growth. 

We are endeavoring to do one special thing. We want to make it possible for every 
person who has been ordained during my tenure in Louisiana to accompany us. Our 
travel company is making a special rate possible for those ordinands who are going to the 
Holy Land for the first time. I am doing everything possible to secure the funding that 
will help enough to send these women and men who are now providing faithful service to 
our Conference. If you are interested in helping personally, please see me at some point 
or contact me in my office. 

If you have a pastor serving among you who has been ordained since the annual 
conference session of 2001, would you consider asking your church to help send that 
pastor on a trip that will literally change her or his life and that will enhance the life of: 
your church beyond your imagination. There is just something about being in that setting 
that is life altering, and it will change your pastor and your church. 

We will leave the States on January 15, 2008. I hope you will be with us! 

It has been an incredible year. It has been the most involved, most pressured and most I 
unbelievable year of my life. But it has been a year filled with God's goodness and 
grace! Without that grace I wouldn't be standing before you today. I'd either be 
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to have walked this difficult path with than my wife, Kay; my Cabinet; and you, the 
clergy and laity of the Louisiana Conference. How can I be so unbelievably blessed? It 
is God's goodness. And in keeping with the theme of our Conference - "You have been 
God's means of grace to me, a truly Grace-full people." 

Let me share one final story. "Three friends from a local congregation were asked, 

'When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over 

you, what you like them to say?' 

Artie said, T would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, 

and a great family man.' 

Merle commented, ' I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of 

God who made a huge difference in people's lives.' 

Don said, 'I'd like them to say, 'Look! He's moving!'" 

We are so "threatened with Resurrection!" We are moving! Yes, we are just breaking 
out all over and we are becoming the people God has created us to be and all our old 
selves are being made new! Praise God for God's unfailing grace. 

"Join us in this vigil 

And you will know what it is to dream! 

Then you will know how marvelous it is 

To live threatened with Resurrection! 

How marvelous it is. How good that we are here. How marvelous indeed." 

Rev. Tom Dolph explained the process of voting with a power point presentation before 
the First Ballot was taken. The first Ballot was cast. 

Rev. John Deschner reviewed the six petitions that will be voted on the following day: 
Petition #1 concerning the window of opportunity for early retirement for pastors; 
Petition #2 that the Annual Conference 2008, be scheduled for June 8-11 in Orleans 
Parish and the City of New Orleans; Petition #3 A Call for Integrity in Financial 
Stewardship; Petition #4 having to do with qualifications for Church membership in the 
United Methodist Church; Petition #5 to set minimum requirements for Executive 
Director of Administrative Services; and Petition #6 to take a stand not to buy, sell or use 
cypress mulch and its derivatives in order to conserve cypress forests. 

The Report #1 of the Board of Ordained Ministry was given by Rev. John Williams. He 
explained that the Board consists of three divisions: the Division of Elders, the Division 
of Deacons, and the Division of Associate Members and Local Pastors. 

Rev. Burton Blair presented eight people who have completed the License to Preach 
School: Joseph Dong-Seok, Lawrence Peter Gaines*, Isaac Leon Hammons, Jr., Willis 
Laws*, Maria Coon Munn*, Kaseem Nabajia Short, Charles Edward Washington and 
John Henry Whaley*. Those receiving their first appointment are designated with an 
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Local Pastors completing the Course of Study were: Barbara Jewel Beaumont, Darrel 
Wayne Briggs, Sr., Robert H. Chance, Jr., Jo Ann Cooper, Ross Conrad Ford, Jr., Terry 
Alan Lindsey, William Kevin McDonald, Truman Prescott Stagg and Betty Lee 
Swanson. 

The Conference recognized as an Associate Member: Rev. Clinton Powers Lovell, Sr. 

A brief word was given about certification and specialized ministry. All members who 
have been certified in any area of the United Methodist Church were invited to stand and 
be recognized. Margaret Clark was recognized for her certification in Spiritual 
Formation. 

Rev. Bernadine Johnson recognized the following to be commissioned as Probationary 
Deacons: Rita Milton Chiasson, Carol Ann Civils and Coney Lewis DeHart. 

The following who will be commissioned as Probationary Elders were recognized: 
Stephen Dale Berger, John Robert Black, Clifton Clement Conrad, LaMarylis Smith 
Cotten, Gerald Richard Crise, Kathy Charlene Fitzhugh, Steven Wade Fowler, Eugene 
James Anthony Hebert, Daniel McLain Hixon, Jeremy Stewart Jones, Kathryn Leigh 
McKay, Matthew Burke Rawle and LeKisha LaShawn Reed. 

Cathy Joy Arends was recognized as one who will be ordained a Deacon in full 
connection. 

Seven were presented who will be ordained Elders in full connection: Lysbeth Bond 
Cockrell, Beverly Ann Connelly, Katherine Grant Howell, Heather Haussler Leyland, 
James Bryant Moore, Cory Lewis Sparks and Maximilian Oscar Zehner. 

It was celebrated that there are seventeen newly certified candidates for either ordained or 
licensed ministry have been approved for ministry this year. The Churches of the 
Louisiana Annual Conference were thanked for raising up new clergy. The Louisiana 
Conference was reminded to continue "Discerning the Call". 

John Williams spoke about the Minister's Education Fund. A short video was shown. 
The Louisiana Methodist Foundation was thanked for making scholarships available for 
seminary education. 

Bishop Brian Jennings, of South Africa, greeted the Conference. 

Dr. David Trickett, Dean of Iliff School of Theology, brought greetings on behalf of its 
staff and Board of Trustees. 

Bishop Hutchinson announced Clergy Ballot #1. There were 213 Ballots cast with 6 
invalid, 207 valid, 104 needed to elect. There was no election. Ballot #2 was taken to 
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Announcements were made by Dr. Carl Rhoads. 
Bishop Hutchinson adjourned the business meeting. 



MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007 

EVENING SESSION 

SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND COMMISSIONING 

Rev. Cynthia Wilson performed pre-service music accompanied by Mr. John Paul 
McGee. The processional hymn was "I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath" and 
Bishop William W. Hutchinson opened with a greeting and prayer. The Recognition of 
Common Ministry and Reaffirmation of Baptism was led by Bishop Hutchinson, 
followed by the Presentation of Candidates. The anthem, "Sov'reign Lord, Creator, 
Righteous One," was performed by the Baton Rouge District Choir. The scripture lesson 
came from three places: Psalm 63, Luke 6: 17-19, and Matthew 6:31-33. 

Bishop Hutchinson delivered the sermon, "Hands Up or Hands Out?" The offertory 
anthem, "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty," was performed by the choir. The General 
Examination of Candidates for Probationary Deacons, Probationary Elders, Associate 
Member, Deacon and Elders was led by Bishop Hutchinson. The congregational hymn 
was "The Summons." Bishop Hutchinson led in prayer. The hymn of Commitment, Call 
and Renewal was "I Surrender All." Bishop Hutchinson gave a blessing. The newly 
ordained deacon, Rev. Cathy Joy Arends gave a dismissal. The Recessional hymn was 
"Go, Make of All Disciples" and the postlude by Rev. Mickey Cloud concluded the 
service. 



TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007 
MORNING SESSION 

The results of Lay Ballot #1 were announced and George K. Anding, Jr. was elected with 
242 votes. There were 464 Ballots cast with 4 invalid, 460 valid, 231 needed to elect. 
Lay Ballot #2 was taken to elect 4. Clergy Ballot #2 was announced and there was no 
election. There were 150 Ballots cast with 1 invalid, 149 valid, 75 needed to elect. 
Clergy Ballot #3 was taken to elect 5. 

The Bible Study was led by Dr. Marjorie H. Suchocki who spoke on the "Means of 
Grace". 

The opening prayer was given by Rev. Beverly Connelly. 

Rev. Scott Bullock, representing the Committee on the Journal, reported that he had 
reviewed the minutes for the Sessions of Annual Conference up to this point and they 
were in order. He made a motion that they be accepted as they stand. The motion was 
seconded and it carried. 



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Clergy Ballot #3 results were announced and Dr. Robert L. Burgess was elected with 88 
votes. There were 147 Ballots cast, 4 invalid, 143 valid, 72 needed to elect. Clergy 
Ballot #4 was taken to elect 4. 

Dr. Socorro deAnda, President of Lydia Patterson Institute, brought greetings from the 
school. She gave a report on the status of the institute and thanked the Louisiana Annual 
Conference for their support. 

Dr. Mearle Griffith presented the Eagle Award to Dr. Terrell DeVille for the Louisiana 
Methodist Children's Home in Ruston. 

Mr. Raymond Sutton gave the report of the Commission on Equitable Compensation 
which is found on pages 137 and 138 of the Pre-Conference Report. He reported that 
from the period of June through December of this year there will be no Equitable 
Compensation Grants. He asked that the Bishop and the Cabinet be recognized for their 
diligent work this year. Equitable Compensation for the next year will reduce their 
request for Apportionments by $25,000. He stated that Equitable Compensation is 
recommending an increase of 1% on the formula for the payment of Equitable 
Compensation. The report was received by motion and seconded. The motion passed. 

Lay Ballot #2 results were announced and there was no election. There were 369 Ballots 
cast, 8 invalid, 361 valid, 181 needed to elect. Lay Ballot #3 was taken to elect 4. 
The report of the Wesley Center Board of Trustees was given by Mr. James Goins, Chair, 
and Mr. Shelby Smith, Chair of the Development Program. The report is found on pages 
124 -132 of the Pre-Conference Report. There were two items that needed action and a 
vote of the Annual Conference. The first was the Amended and Restated Articles of 
Incorporation of the Wesley Center found on page 126 - 128 and the second item was 
the By-laws of Wesley Center found on page 128 - 132. This action was brought about 
due to the name change from Louisiana Conference Center to Wesley Center. A motion 
was presented for the adoption of these two documents. The motion was seconded and 
passed unanimously. The report stated that the Wesley Center is debt free. All were 
encouraged to visit the new web site for the Wesley Center www.thewesleycenter.com. 
Phase I of the new development program was discussed. The first phase would include a 
Pavilion, meeting building, hard surface trails and lake work. A short video presentation 
was given. The Pavilion will be named after Bishop William Oden. Phase I will be 
completed by April, 2008. The budget for Phase I is approximately 1.3 million dollars. 
At present there is available 1 million dollars from various sources listed in the report. In 
order to complete Phase I $300,000 needs to be raised. Pledges have already been 
received for $62,000. Bishop Hutchinson challenged the Conference to support the 
Wesley Center and this development program. Phase II was also outlined. A vote was 
taken to receive the report in its entirety and passed. 

Report #2 of the Board of Ordained Ministry was given by Rev. Van Stinson. The report 
is found in the LA Now, with biographical sketches, and an order of service entitled, the 
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Rev. Van Stinson, Chair of the Committee on Conference Relations, offered a prayer and 
introduced the retirees. Eight retirees were present. The retirees are Allan W. Anderson, 
Jr., Burnell Bell, Virginia Kinkade Cutrer, Willis William Dear, Curtiss Dall Eden, 
Meredith Douglas Ezell, Linda Middlebrooks Hagan, Barbara Materre Hamilton, Robert 
Donald Hayes, Judy E. Nelson, C. Gerald Richardson, Carol Lawler Sherer, Richard 
Owens Teeter, Dorcas Ann Thornton, and Elizabeth Autry Wyatt. 

In the Service of the Passing of the Mantle, the mantle was passed from Rev. Willis W. 
Dear representing the retiring class to Rev. Beverly Connelly representing the ordinands. 

Lay Ballot #3 results were announced and Anita Crump with 239 votes and Sarah 
Kreutziger with 232 votes were elected. There were 454 Ballots cast, 2 invalid, 452 
valid, 227 needed to elect. The results of Clergy Ballot #4 were announced and Andrew 
Goff with 86 votes and Chris Andrews with 72 votes were elected. There were 139 
Ballots cast, 2 invalid, 137 valid, 69 needed to elect. Clergy Ballot #5 to elect 2 and Lay 
Ballot #4 to elect 2 were cast. 

Dr. Pat Day offered Report #1 of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. 
The report begins on page 1 of the Pre-Conference Report. He brought attention to the 
Global Aids Sunday offering to be taken September 2, 2007. He stated that the Good 
Samaritan Observance will be temporarily suspended until the status of the New Orleans 
! institutions supported by this offering is determined. He continued his report by 
discussing stewardship and giving. CFA Report #1 , Items 1 through 12 were adopted. 

Dr. Carl Rhoads gave the report of the Statistician on pages 9-12 of the Pre-Conference 
Report. 

Announcements were made by Dr. Carl Rhoads. 

Bishop Hutchinson adjourned the Session for lunch. 



TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007 
AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Conference gathered to the beautiful and inspirational music of Rev. Cynthia Wilson 
accompanied by Mr. John Paul McGee. The youth delegates helped to lead us in obeying 
the Spirit of the Lord with lots of energy and dancing. 

Miss Markie Belanger, President of the Conference Youth, opened with prayer. 

The report of Ballot # 4 for the Laity and Ballot #5 for the Clergy was announced. Both 
Laity and Clergy had no election. There were 176 Ballots cast, 3 invalid, 173 valid, 87 
needed to elect on Clergy Ballot #5. There were 423 Ballots cast, 6 invalid, 417 valid, 
209 needed to elect on Lay Ballot #4. Bishop Hutchinson led in prayer for the upcoming 
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Rev. Danny Gleason, St. Francisville, reminded the clergy that they needed to include 
female delegates. 

Bishop Albert F. Mutti was welcomed to our Annual Conference. Bishop Mutti and his 
wife, Etta Mae, are chairpersons of the Global Aids effort. He will address us later this 
afternoon. 

The Laity Address was presented by Conference Lay Leader, Mr. George "Buzzy" 
Anding. 

LAITY ADDRESS 

Bishop Hutchinson, Provost Cottrill, Secretary Rhoads, Members, Guests and Friends of 
the Louisiana Annual Conference, and my brothers and sisters in Christ: 

The Board of Laity's report to the conference can be found at page 66 of the 
Preconference Report, and is followed by the reports of the several ministries that are 
sponsored and supported by the Board. These reports highlight some of the important 
ways that our laity are working to make and equip spiritual leaders and disciples, and I 
commend them to your reading if you haven't already done so. 

The officers and members of the Conference Board of Laity are listed and named in the 
Conference Journal, and include its officers; the chairpersons of laity-driven ministries 
including the Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship, Lay Speaking Ministries, the Bob 
Lay Memorial 1000 Club, United Methodist Youth, Young Adults, Men and Women; our 
district lay leaders; our immediate past and all former conference lay leaders; lay 
delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences; and several at large members. Lay 
delegates heard from many of them during the laity session yesterday; but I would like to 
take this opportunity to recognize them before the entire conference body. Would all 
members of the Conference Board of Laity please stand at this time, so that we may 
recognize your leadership and service? 

In this past year one of our faithful servant leaders, Mr. Joe Page, was forced to step 
down from chairing the Daughenbaugh/Matheny Scholarship ministry due to work 
commitments and health issues. During the period of Joe's leadership, we were able to 
set new records in terms of both the numbers and amounts of scholarships awarded to 
Dillard and Centenary students. Joe is out-of-state attending the college graduation of a 
family member, but I want to express and make a part of the Journal record the gratitude 
of the Conference for Joe's diligent service. The Board of Laity has further recognized 
Joe with a plaque expressing our appreciation, which was presented to his district lay 
leader yesterday for delivery to him. 

I would certainly be remiss if I didn't also recognize and thank his. successor, and the 
wife of our provost, Mrs. Glennell Cottrill, for assuming this important lay leadership 
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I will not bore you by reiterating what is reported in the Pre-Conference Journal; but I 
would like to briefly highlight and bring you up-to-date on some of the efforts and 
accomplishments of our lay ministries: 

Lay Speaking Ministries continue to offer training and education to equip our laity not 
just to serve as occasional substitute preachers, but also to fill many other needed service 
and leadership roles in our churches. Basic and advanced lay speaking courses are 
offered regularly in each district, and I encourage all of our laity to consider seeking 
certification in this area as a means of both spiritual growth and discipleship. 

The 2004 General Conference approved the formation of the new position of Certified 
Lay Minister, for the purpose of enhancing the quality of ministry to small membership 
churches, expanding team ministry in churches both large and small, and, as the 
Discipline adds, "in deference to an expression of gifts and evidence of God's grace 
associated with the lay ministry of early Methodism." The ministry of a Certified Lay 
Minister, as specified in our Book of Discipline, includes preaching the word, providing a 
care ministry to the congregation, assisting in program leadership, and being a witness in 
the community for the growth, missional and connectional thrust of The United 
Methodist Church as part of a ministry team, with the supervision and support of a clergy 
person. 

The laity section of the conference web site (la-umc.org) contains additional information 
regarding the requirements and qualifications for this position, as well as the potential it 
has to enhance the effectiveness and reach of ministry in all our churches. Bishop 
Hutchinson has appointed a Certified Lay Minister Task Force, chaired by Mr. Tim 
Hebert, who will be working in the coming year to educate both laity and clergy 
regarding the benefits afforded by this position, and to help implement the conference 
structure and program for this promising new tool of team ministry. 

Our Louisiana Conference Youth continue work in the spiritual development of young 
disciples, and in service to our conference and communities, with their usual unbridled 
energy and eagerness. Through their Fall Convocation, Junior and Senior High Retreats, 
Louisiana United Methodist Happening, participation in service projects and other 
ministries, our youth have demonstrated to us that the future of United Methodism is in 
competent, committed and lovingly enthusiastic hands. Ample evidence of this can be 
found in the fact that ~ as noted by Chris Deano in his report to the Conference — of 
those youth who have attended and participated in Youth Louisiana United Methodist 
Happenings, seven have become ordained United Methodist ministers, one has become a 
deacon, four are in seminary working toward their ordination, and two are in the United 
Methodist course of study. God's Kingdom is indeed well served by our youth. 

United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men continue to provide programs and 
avenues of Christian fellowship, spiritual growth, discipleship, and mission, as well as the 
development and training of new church leaders. If your church does not have the benefit 
of a charter group of one or both of these vital ministries, Joe Kelley and Harriette Elrod 
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Students from our conference attending Dillard University and Centenary College 
continue to benefit from our laity-funded Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship Fund. 
This year, as in past years, we will be able to fully fund scholarships for all of the 
qualifying applicants from those United Methodist-supported institutions; and I am proud 
to report that each scholarship this year will be in the amount of $1200, which equals the 
highest amount ever awarded. Our thanks go to all of our District Lay Leaders whose 
fundraising efforts allowed us to meet our goal. 

The Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club will continue its efforts for the remainder of this year 
toward the goal of raising $150,000.00 for the repair and restoration of hurricane 
damaged churches in the New Orleans District. As you have already herard, the call for 
2008, which will begin in January of that year, will benefit a new church start-up in the 
Watson-Denham Springs area. 

I am pleased and excited to reiterate what you heard from Bishop Hutchinson yesterday, 
that the Bishop's Laity Retreat, to be held at the Wesley Center in Woodworm on March 
14 and 15, 2008, will be led by Dr. Lovett Weems. Dr. Weems, who also led the clergy 
retreat this year, is Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership and Director of the 
Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, 
D.C. He is a truly dynamic speaker, and the author of several books on church 
leadership, including Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit and John Wesley's Message 
Today . Laity, you will not want to miss this opportunity for fellowship, spiritual growth 
and leadership development with our Bishop and Dr. Weems, so be sure to watch for 
further news and registration information about this exciting event in Louisiana Now , the 
conference web site, and mailings to your churches. 

In reflecting upon the discipleship and loving witness and service demonstrated in the 
work of Louisiana laity during the past year, our theme for this conference - "Means of 
Grace: Becoming Grace-full People" - took on new shades of meaning for me, that I'd 
like to share with you in the next few minutes. 

The first step in becoming "grace-full people" is understanding just what "grace" is, and 
is all about. Fortunately, definitions of "grace" abound in both doctrinal and popular 
Christian literature, and you also heard several from Dr. Suchocki this morning. Grace is 
defined in our Book of Discipline, for example, as "the undeserved, unmerited, and 
loving action of God in human existence through the ever-present Holy Spirit." In their 
book, If God Is Love , Philip Gulley and James Mulholland explain it this way: "I believe 
God is love and that everything God does, God does because of love. When this love is 
poured on the wicked, the rebellious and the resistant - adjectives that fit all of us on 
occasion - we call it grace." In What's So Amazing About Grace , Phillip Yancey adds, 
"(G)race means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more, and nothing I can 
do to make God love me less. Grace means that God already loves (me) as much as an 
infinite God can possibly love. It means that I, even I who deserve the opposite, am 
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Frederick Buechner, who has such a great way of putting difficult doctrinal concepts in 
understandable terms, says in his book, Wishful Thinking , that "(g)race is something you 
can never get but only be given. There's no way to earn it or deserve it or bring it about 
any more than you can deserve the taste of raspberries and cream or earn good looks or 
bring about your own birth. A good sleep is grace and so are good dreams. Most tears 
are grace. The smell of rain is grace. Somebody loving you is grace. Loving somebody 
is grace." 

Buechner goes on to remind us, however, that like most things in life, grace is not quite 
as simple as it might appear. He tells us that even grace has a catch, warning us that 
"(l)ike any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it." 
In other words, grace is indeed freely given, but it is operative and effective only if we 
are willing and ready to receive the gift. John Wesley recognized this fact in his sermon, 
"The Means of Grace," when he wrote that even engaging in the sacraments, the 
instituted means of grace, is "less than nothing and vanity" if our participation is nothing 
more than "outward religion. . .without the religion of the heart." He added that "external 
worship is lost labor, without a heart devoted to God." Wesley was quick to follow that 
admonition, however, with the assurance that "he that does truly trust in Him cannot fall 
short of the (love and) grace of God, even though he were shut up in the center of the 
earth." 

Equally as important as this understanding of God's wonderful gift of love and grace is 
the realization that God was not content just to love us from a distance, but loved His 
creation so much that He gave us the ultimate expression of that love by coming to be 
with and among us, sending us Himself in human form, through his son, Jesus Christ. As 
Rev. Peter Gomes puts it, God's grace, God's "love is a participating love such that he 

! engages with us and in our behalf in the work and labor of the world... by becoming a 

! part of it so that we might participate with him in the making of a new creation. The God 
who acts in Jesus Christ does so in such a way as to stir us up to action wherever we can 

I and with whatever we have, so that the love of God can be translated into human form 

! and human effort." 

Writing to the church in Corinth, Paul expressed it this way: "So we are ambassadors for 
Christ, God making his appeal through us." (II Corinthians 5:20) As William Barclay 
interprets this passage, "Here is the Christian's proud privilege and almost terrifying 
responsibility. The honor (and work) of Christ and of the church are in (our) hands. By 
(our) every word and action (we) can make men think more - or less - of (our) Church 
and of (our) Master." 

The practical implications of this truth for us as Christian people are tremendous. The 
Discipline states that "God's grace calls forth human response," and that "salvation 
evidences itself in good works." When we realize that for many people in this world, the 
way we live out our lives, the way we express our Christianity, in their presence may be 
the only "sermon" they experience - their only link to a loving God - we cannot help but 
take our jobs as "ambassadors for Christ" seriously. If God can invest Himself and His 
ultimate, infinite love in us, can we invest less in ourselves, in our world, in each other, 
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As Dr. Suchocki reminded us, in addition to the instituted means of grace, John Wesley 
recognized prudential means of grace, reflecting God's ability to use any means, in 
addition to those instituted, in accordance with different times and circumstances. 
Included in Wesley's list of the prudential means were such things as "visiting the sick," 
and "doing all the good one can." Again, the implication for us is clear. As 
"ambassadors for Christ," we are, then—in ourselves and in our acts of discipleship— 
means of God's grace, and instruments of God's love, to a hurting and suffering world. 
To quote Gomes again, "(w)e become then, you and I, not simply the objects of a 
benevolent, a wrathful, or an indifferent God, pieces of furniture to be arranged at will, 
but rather we are licensed, as it were, by the incarnation to be the action, the activity of 
God in the world, for it is through us. . .that God will be known and served." 

"For Wesley," our Book of Discipline reminds us, "there is no religion but social 
religion, no holiness but social holiness. The communal forms of faith in the Wesley an 
tradition not only promote personal growth; they also equip and mobilize us for mission 
and service to the world ." If we accept the gift of God's grace seriously, with trust in him 
and a heart devoted to Him, the transforming, life-changing effect of that grace - and our 
response in love and gratitude - will inevitably lead us to serve as vessels of God's grace, 
as instruments of God's boundless love, to others. 

Brothers and sisters, I realize that I am "preaching to the choir." You are here at this 
Annual Conference because you have demonstrated through your service and discipleship 
that you are indeed "grace-full" people, and faithful ambassadors of Christ. John and 
Charles Wesley both taught us, however, that Christian conversion does not end with 
being justified, that we all can grow in grace, and that we all can move on toward 
Christian perfection with Jesus Christ as our model. And our Discipline reminds us that 
as United Methodists, "devising formal definitions of doctrine" - finding ways to 
distinguish and separate ourselves from others of God's children - "has been less 
pressing" for us than "summoning people to faith and nurturing them in the knowledge 
and love of God." 

In other words, and to paraphrase Rev. Fred Wideman in a sermon I heard him preach 
recently, while we may indeed be, or are in the process of becoming, "grace-full" people, 
we are not called to gather together as United Methodists for the purpose of celebrating 
our distinctiveness, of taking pride in and reminding each other about how much grace 
we have, or to congratulate each other about being grace-filled containers. Rather, God 
calls us, converts us and commissions us as his ambassadors, to find and put into practice 
new and better ways to pour out that grace and His love upon everyone, even the least, 
the last and the lost of His children. 

Brothers and sisters, I thank you all for being not just "grace-full" people, not just 
containers of God's grace, but vessels from which His grace and love flow and will 
continue to flow freely and bountifully , nourishing and nurturing all of God's children. 

May it always be so. Amen. 

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resolutions, on pages 42-56 and in the addendum of the Pre-Conference Report. The 1 8 
resolutions were: Resolution One - To ratify the sale of the New Orleans District 
parsonage on Germain St.; Resolution Two - To ratify the donation of the Trinity United 
Methodist Church (Bunkie) property to Trinity United Methodist Church (Bunkie), 
Alexandria District; Resolution Three - To ratify the acceptance of a donation, Louisiana 
Annual Conference; Resolution Four - To amend Report Number 4 passed at the 1989 
Annual Conference (To discontinue and abandon Mill Creek United Methodist Church), 
Shreveport District; Resolution Five - To discontinue and abandon Mt. Zion Methodist 
Episcopal Church located in Vanceville, Bossier Parish, Shreveport District; Resolution 
Six - To amend Resolution Number One passed at the 1999 Annual Conference (To 
discontinue and abandon Godman United Methodist Church) Acadiana District; 
Resolution Seven - To ratify the sale of the Lake Charles District parsonage; Resolution 
Eight - To amend Resolution Seven passed at the 2006 Annual Conference (to donate the 
Winbourne United Methodist Church property) Baton Rouge District; Resolution Nine - 
To discontinue and abandon St. James United Methodist Church, Acadiana District; 
Resolution Ten - To discontinue and abandon St. Paul United Methodist, Acadiana 
District; Resolution Eleven - To discontinue and abandon Trinity of Gentilly United 
Methodist Church, New Orleans District; Resolution Twelve - To discontinue and 
abandon Napoleon Avenue United Methodist Church, New Orleans District; Resolution 
Thirteen - To discontinue and abandon John Wesley United Methodist Church, New 
Orleans District; Resolution Fourteen - To discontinue and abandon Felicity United 
Methodist Church, New Orleans District; Resolution Fifteen - To discontinue and 
abandon St. Philip United Methodist Church, New Orleans District; Resolution Sixteen - 
To ratify the donation of 16.432 acres to Northpoint United Methodist Church, 
Shreveport District; Resolution Seventeen - To ratify the purchase of the Lake Charles 
District Parsonage; Resolution Eighteen - To discontinue and abandon Clayton United 
Methodist Church, Alexandria District. Rev. Steve Porter, Centenary- Fisher charge, 
raised a question about the cemetery referred to in Resolution Five. Round Grove United 
Methodist Church, Shreveport has asked to care for the cemetery. The report was 
received, seconded and approved. Bishop Hutchinson and Buzzy Anding gave accolades 
for the work of Gail Nelson (and the generous help of her husband, Sid) and the entire 
Board of Trustees over the last year. 

Mr. Rob Fairly gave the Report of the United Methodist Foundation. He encouraged 
everyone to use the resources of the Foundation in the local church, as well as 
individually. An excellent video on creative giving to benefit the church or conference 
was viewed by the delegation. 

Rev. Gene Finnell presented the Report of the Conference Ministry Team Ministry Fair. 
Three new churches will be started this. The Resolution on Risk Reduction in the area of 
Child/Teen Abuse (found on page 57 of the Pre-Conference Report) was removed from 
consideration for further refinement of the language. This summer the youth 
"Happening" movement celebrates 15 years of retreats for youth. Many commitments to 
full time ministry have come from participation in Happening. The report was received 
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Breakout sessions were attended by Conference members to learn more about these 
ministries. 

Bishop Hutchinson reconvened the Conference with the report of Laity Ballot #5 and 
Clergy Ballot #6. There were 166 Ballots cast, 3 invalid, 163 valid, 82 needed to elect on 
Clergy Ballot #6. Clergy elected Ellen Alston with 85 votes. There were 436 Ballots 
cast, invalid, 436 valid, 219 needed to elect on Laity Ballot #5. There was no election. 
After prayer, Laity Ballot #6 to elect 2 and Clergy Ballot #7 to elect 1 were taken. 

Dr. Terrel DeVille presented the Report of the United Methodist Children and Family 
Services, Inc. and The Methodist Home for Children in New Orleans on pages 93-97 in 
the Pre-Conference Report. The New Orleans Home report requests that it be combined 
with the Ruston Children's Home. This is the wish of both Boards of Trustees and will 
take place as soon as possible. There are plans to open a home in southwest Louisiana. 
Negotiations on time lease of a hospital in the Mandeville area are underway. This 
requires Louisiana legislative action and the Legislature is considering this at this time. 
Multiple campuses will help with early intervention in the homes of families needing 
help. Please pray that the Children's Homes can continue to provide the care needed. 
Every child who comes to a Methodist Children's Home is introduced to Jesus Christ. 
The Report was passed. Bishop Hutchinson led in prayer for the Legislature as they 
deliberate. 

Mr. Gordon Dillahunty, the publishing House representative at Cokesbury, brought 
several new resources to the attention of the Conference. Rev. Stacy Hood has written 3 
songs for the 2008 VBS curriculum. Mr. Dillahunty presented Bishop Hutchinson with a 
check in the amount of $8,743.92 to go toward the Pension Fund for the Central 
Conferences. A video about the great benefit that this fund will provide for those who 
have served in the Central Conferences was viewed. 

Rev. J. Roddy Taylor presented the Report of the Board of Pensions. He highlighted 
page 25, 1. A; page 28, Report II; and page 38, IV. G. which is the recommendation to 
give the check from Cokesbury to the Central Conference Pension Initiative. Dr. Chris 
Andrews, First UMC, Baton Rouge, asked about the shortfall of the medical insurance 
coverage that was paid out of reserve. He asked what is in reserves and what is current 
demand on those funds? Rev Taylor stated that the figures are included in the report. 
The shortfall was paid out of interest on Reserve Funds and asked for prayer that this is a 
one time event. The Report was adopted. 

Rev. Lyndle Bullard presented the Report of the Rules Committee. The rules are printed 
in the Journal for all to study or review. The report appears on page 144 of the Pre- 
Conference Report. Rev. Larry O'Dell, St. Andrews, Baton Rouge, proposed a change of 
the apportionment formula to remove the average of two years, so that the formula is 
based on the previous year's audit figures only. Rev. Larry Stafford, First UMC, 
Monroe, who serves on the CFA, explained that in a time of volatility, CFA needed 
permission to adjust the apportionments. If this change were made, there would be some 
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protects churches from sudden large increases. Rev. O'Dell rebutted that the time is right 
to make the change. The rule change was defeated. 

Rev. John Deschner presented the first Report of the Committee on Petitions. Petition #2 
requested that the 2008 Annual Conference be held in Orleans Parish and in New 
Orleans. Rev. Sheri Zehner, speaking for the Agenda Committee, asked to substitute the 
following motion: "A committee will be formed to research the feasibility/cost of 
Annual Conference in Orleans Parish for 2009 Conference. The study findings will be 
reported to the 2008 Conference." Dr. Tim Smith withdrew his petition in favor of the 
new resolution. Rev. Lamar Oliver, Pharr Chapel, asked that Southwest Louisiana also 
be considered. The substitute motion carried. 

Petition 6 asked that the Louisiana Conference and its churches and institutions pledge 
not to buy. sell, or use cypress mulch and its derivatives. It also encouraged the state and 
federal governments, and large retailers, like Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Lowe's to take 
action to conserve cypress forests. Rev. Donnie Wilkinson, St. Andrew' s-Oak Ridge, 
moved to amend the petition as follows: "Be it further resolved that this petition be 
presented to the 2008 General Conference with the concurrence of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference." Rev. Gene Faurie, Buras, Trinity, asked if trees are logged just for mulch 
or if the mulch is a byproduct from other uses. Mrs. Rosemary Ewing, Trinity, Ruston, 
stated that the mulch is made as a byproduct. The owners decide what they want to cut. 
If you oppose use, just don't buy it. Ms. Sarah Schoeffler rebutted that companies are 
cutting hundreds of acres. Rev. Jeff Conner, Cooperative Parish #6, spoke in support of 
the petition. The Petition carried. 

The results of Laity Ballot #6 were reported. There were 400 Ballots cast, 1 invalid, 399 
valid, 200 needed to elect. Carolyn Dove with 249 votes was elected. The results of 
Clergy Ballot #7 were reported. There were 156 Ballots cast, invalid, 156 valid, 79 
needed to elect. Rev. Bernadine Johnson is elected with 86 votes. Bishop Hutchinson 
led in prayer for the upcoming balloting. Laity Ballot #7 was taken to elect 1 and Clergy 
Ballot #8 was taken to elect 5. 

Rev. John Deschner continued the petitions report. Petition 5 resolved that the minimum 
requirement in the Job Description for the next Executive Director of Administrative 
Services be a professional designation of business acumen such as a Master of Business 
Administration degree or Certification of Public Accountancy reflecting the God given 
interest, talent, education, and resulting expertise to oversee the administration and 
distribution of those funds. Dr. Pat Day, CFA, expressed his fear that this would limit 
persons to be considered. It would also restrict Bishop Hutchinson from appointing 
gifted administrators who do not have formal business training. Excellent training is 
provided for this position. Mr.Beryl Billiot asked if it could be a suggestion instead of a 
requirement. Rev. John Vining, Abbeville, asked if the position is an appointed clergy. 
The petition was defeated. 

Bishop Alfred F. Mutti, Co-Chair with his wife, Etta Mae, of the Global Aids offering, 
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have lost two sons to this devastating disease. A video of aids victims was viewed. Forty 
million people around the world have Aids. The world is only responding slowly to the 
crises, due in part to the fact that 2/3 of the victims are in subterranean Africa. However 
it is a world health crisis. The church has been slow to respond. Christ called his 
followers to bring healing to the world. The 2004 General Conference established the 
Global Aids Fund. What was originally to be an $8 million apportionment became an 
Advance Special. He expressed thanks to the Louisiana Conference for their response to 
their goal of $127,000. Bishop Mutti will be available to visit with individuals through 
Wednesday lunch. An offering will be taken tonight for the Global Aids Fund. 

The Worship Service tonight will be held in this hall. There will be 30 minutes of 
business before the worship service. Rev. Emile Tosso reported that there is a traffic 
accident on 1-12 with several fatalities. He led the Conference in prayer for those 
involved in the situation, as well as for Rev. Bill Rowell, who became ill after last 
evenings service, Rev. Connie Thomas who suffered a fall yesterday at Conference, and 
for Belinda Cason Denicola, Conference Assistant Secretary, whose father died on 
Sunday. 

The session was adjourned for dinner. 



TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007 
EVENING SESSION 

Bishop Hutchinson reported on Laity Ballot #7. There were 396 Ballots cast, 3 invalid, 
393 valid, 197 needed to elect. There was no election. He also reported on Clergy Ballot 
#8. There were 164 Ballots cast, 2 invalid, 162 valid, 82 needed to elect. There was no 
election. He led in prayer for the next balloting. Laity Ballot #8 to elect 1 and Clergy 
Ballot #9 to elect 5 were taken. The results will be reported at the first session on 
Wednesday morning. 

Mr. Dean Sawyer, St. Luke-Simpson, moved that when reporting ballots, those with less 
than 10 votes will not be read. The motion passed. 

Rev. John Deschner returned to present Petition 3, which concerned the use of the 
Methodist Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and other assets of the old Board 
of Temperance. Rev. Alfred Bakewell reported the following from Jim Winkler, General 
Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society: 

This petition was actually written by an organization outside our 
denomination that routinely seeks to raise doubt and suspicion about 
the ministry of the UMC. 

The petition before us calls on the GBCS to honor the guidelines for 
the purposes for which funds were given some 90 years ago to 
construct the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill. What 
indeed were those purposes? Well, if you signed a pledge card in 
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structure "located in Washington to represent the denominational 
activities here. Engaged in the erection of a Methodist Building in the 
Nation's Capital Appreciates your cooperation in pledging of 

$ (in 1921)." 

The old Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals 
incorporated itself in the District of Columbia in 1917 "To promote 
the cause of temperance by every legitimate means; to prevent the 
improper use of drugs and narcotics; to render aid to such causes as in 
the judgment of the Board of Trustees, tend to advance the public 
welfare." (Certificate of Incorporation, May 21, 1917), As you can 
see, the purposes for which the funds were provided by Methodists 
from across the church were broad in scope. 

We all know how inflammatory are charges of improper use of church 
funds. Therefore, GBCS' Trustees, chaired by Bishop James 
Swanson of the Holston Annual Conference, are seeking, at the 
advice of legal counsel, a declaratory decision by the Superior Court 
of the District of Columbia a ruling confirming whether or not they 
have been properly using these funds for many years. The Trustees 
are pursuing this course of action because the Superior Court is a 
completely independent entity with no axe to grind in this matter. 

Beryl Barrios, Kentwood, said there was confusion over what the petition actually states. 
Bishop Hutchinson yielded the chair to Provost Cottrill so that he could speak to the 
issue. Bishop Hutchinson stated that he personally was the chair of the GBCS during the 
last quadrennium. When he was chair of GBCS, the use of funds complied with the 
scope of the original intent. The petition was defeated. 

The session was concluded with a Service of Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant. 
Sione Tu'uta served as the Liturgist and Cynthia Wilson led a gospel choir composed of 
singers from choirs throughout the state. Rev. Stephen E. Handy, Sr., pastor of Pickett 
Rucker United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee delivered the sermon. Roger 
Dirk Whitaker, son of Rev. Angela Bulhof, was baptized by Bishop William W. 
Hutchinson. The service concluded with each member of the congregation renewing 
their baptism. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007 
MORNING SESSION 

Gathering music was led by Cynthia Wilson. 

Clergy Ballot #9 was announced and there was no election. There were 107 Ballots cast, 
2 invalid, 105 valid, 53 needed to elect. Lay Ballot #8 was announced. There were 257 
Ballots cast, 8 invalid, 249 valid, 125 needed to elect. There was no election. Clergy 
Ballot #10 to elect 5 and Lay Ballot #9 to elect 1 were cast. 

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Dr. Carl Rhoads made several announcements. 



Spiller Milton, Retired Ministers Home Board member, called to the attention of the 
Conference the Board's report on pages 139-140 of the Pre-Conference Report. He 
stated that there are homes vacant in Bossier City, Natchitoches and Ruston. The Board 
was currently renovating a home in Hammond. He reminded the Conference that 
Sunday, September 9, 2007 is the day for Churches to receive an offering for the Retired 
Ministers Home fund. 

Mrs. Mary Fisher was welcomed and recognized as being one of the oldest delegates to 
the Conference at 104 years old. 

Pete Aguila began the session with prayer. 

Rev. Jan Hollo way, Chair of the Committee on the Journal, reported that she had 
reviewed the minutes for Tuesday, June 5, 2007 and moved their adoption. The motion 
was seconded and it carried. 

Lay Ballot #9 was announced. There were 342 Ballots cast, 7 invalid, 335 valid, 168 
needed to elect. Terrel DeVille was elected with 183 votes. Clergy Ballot #10 was 
announced. Carol Winn Crawford with 7 1 votes and Pat Day with 68 votes were elected. 
There were 126 Ballots cast, 2 invalid, 124 valid, 63 needed to elect. Clergy Ballot #11 
to elect 3 and Lay Ballot #10 to elect 5 were cast. 

Bishop Hutchinson introduced and welcomed Sharon Zehner who is a full deacon in the 
process of transitioning from deacon to elder. 

Carolyn Dove moved that the Resolution on Risk Reduction in the Area of Child/Teen 
Abuse be brought back to the floor. The Resolution is found on page 57 of the Pre- 
Conference Report. The CMT had withdrawn the Resolution on Tuesday. The Bishop 
said that the Resolution would be addressed when the Ministry Team presented their 
report. 

Rev. Lloyd Rollins, of the Africa University, offered greetings to the Annual Conference. 

Dr. Carl Rhoads presented a two-part report of the Committee on Nominations. The 
Conference was directed to turn to pages 146-147 of the Pre-Conference Report. He 
noted two changes: Board of Trustees, change Richard C. Humphries from Monroe 
District to Lake Charles District; and Wesley Center Board of Trustees, change Tamara 
de Graffenried from Lake Charles District to Shreveport District. A motion was made to 
adopt the report with these changes. The motion passed unanimously. The second part 
of the report was the 2007 Nominations of Agencies and Institutions. There were several 
changes made and the report was approved. 

Dr. Pat Day presented Report #2 of the Council on Finance and Administration. The 
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13. A motion was made to approve Item 13 as stated. The motion was seconded and 
passed. Report #2 is found on pages 4-5. CFA is recommending the return of the 
Conference Benevolence budget to the pre-Katrina/Rita level of $900,000 as reflected on 
page 5. Several increases and decreases were discussed. The budget was approved. 

Rev. Gene Finnell addressed the question of why the Resolution on Safe Sanctuaries was 
removed from consideration. He explained that there was a need to clarify some of the 
wording of the Resolution. The CMT expected to be able to resolve the technical 
concerns and present the Resolution at the next Conference. The spirit of the resolution 
will be continued until next year with training sessions and workshops. Any further 
questions should be directed to Tom Dolph. There was a recommendation that 
workshops be held in each district. Several questions and comments were made. 

Clergy Ballot #11 was announced. There were 166 Ballots cast, 3 invalid, 163 valid, 82 
needed to elect. Larry Miller was elected with 87 votes. Clergy Ballot #12 was taken to 
elect 2. 

Rev. John Deschner gave Report #2 of the Committee on Petitions. Petition #1 regarding 
Early Retirement for Clergy was presented by Dr. Jack O'Dell. The Petition requested 
that the penalty be removed for early retirement and that clergy be given the option of 
early retirement at 20 and 30 years, instead of 20 or 35 years. It was reported that the 
Board of Pensions voted non-concurrence. Jack O-Dell moved that the Petition be 
amended as follows: delete the words "shall be amended" to "be it resolved". Dr. Carl 
Rhoads responded for the Board of Pensions against the Petition. There was a motion to 
table Petition #1 until the Board of Pensions could further study the Petition. Motion was 
seconded and Petition #1 was referred. 

Doug Ezell recognized the retirement of Colleen Jordan, who has faithfully served five 
Lake Charles District Superintendents over the past eighteen years. 

Dr. Martha Orphe presented the Report of the Mission Zone. Pastors serving in the 
Mission Zone were asked to come to the stage and were given a standing ovation. Dr. 
Orphe personally thanked each Pastor for their service and she thanked the Bishop, the 
Cabinet and the Conference for their support. Churches that have re-opened were 
acknowledged and members were asked to stand. A short video was shown. 

Clergy Ballot #12 was announced. There were 184 Ballots cast, 2 invalid, 182 valid, 92 
needed to elect. Donald Avery was elected with 94 votes. Lay Ballot #10 was 
announced. There were 407 Ballots cast, 44 invalid, 363 valid, 182 needed to elect. 
Rachel Scott with 243 votes and Jared Williams with 208 votes were elected. Clergy 
Ballot #13 to elect 1 and Lay Ballot #1 1 to elect 3 were cast. 

Danny Gleason announced that a golf tournament would be held on October 1, 2007. It 
will be called the Rita/Katrina Golf Scramble and will be held at the Bluffs. The money 
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Dr. Carl Rhoads made several announcements. 
The Session was adjourned for lunch. 



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007 
AFTERNOON SESSION 



Following lunch, Rev. Cynthia Wilson, accompanied by Mr. John Paul McGee, led the 
worship, "Dancing in the Light of God." Youth delegates led some of the "young at 
heart" delegates (and the Bishop) in dancing and singing. 

Bishop Hutchinson reported on Laity Ballot #11. There were 397 Ballots cast, 27 
invalid, 370 valid, 185 needed to elect. Joyce Robinson with 194 votes was elected. 
Clergy Ballot #13 was reported. There were 172 Ballots cast, 2 invalid, 170 valid, 86 
needed to elect. There was no election. Bishop Hutchinson called us to prayer for the 
upcoming ballot. Laity Ballot #12 to elect 2 and Clergy Ballot #14 to elect 1 was taken. 

Mrs. Carolyn Dove opened the afternoon session with prayer. 

Rev. John Deschner presented Petition 4 on the subject of church membership. This 
proposal proposes the addition to the Book of Discipline ^[217 the following: "Local 
church membership is open to all persons who repent of their sin, which includes but is 
not limited to racism, heterosexual sexual relations outside the marriage bond, and 
homosexual practice." Rev. Woody Hingle spoke in favor of the petition stating that 
greater clarity is needed in the Discipline as to what constitutes "sin". 

Rev. Donnie Wilkinson called for a Point of Order. He moved that the Rules of Order be 
suspended to limit debate to 3 for and 3 against with a three-minute limit each. Motion 
was seconded and carried. 

Rev. Alfred Bake well spoke for the Board of Church and Society that the verbiage 
"repent of their sin" is sufficient. Rev. Emile Tosso spoke in favor of the petition. The 
petition highlights the sexual practices of today's culture. Mr. Richard Buras, Zwolle, 
spoke against the verbiage that specifically lists sins. Sin is sin. We do not need to start 
categorizing sins. Rev. Scott Adams, St. Timothy on the North Shore, spoke for the 
petition, which he says is about repentance from sins and these particular sins have come 
to the forefront of our lives because of the culture of the day. Rev. Fred Wideman, 
Trinity, Ruston, spoke against the petition, because Biblically there are many other sins 
not listed and theologically it raises one sin as more important than other sins. Mr. 
Malcolm Bass, West Monroe, speaking for the petition, stated that this does not lift these 
sins above other sins, but requires that unrepentant sinners, who openly continue to 
practice these sins, should not be allowed to infiltrate the church. This would indicate 
that these sins are perceived as OK. Rev. Hingle appreciated the maturity the conference 
has shown in this discussion. Bishop Hutchinson called for the vote. The petition did not 
pass. 



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j Bishop Hutchinson called us to celebrate that we have risen above our goal for the Global 
, Aids Fund with current gifts of $127,268 and stated that he believes the total will rise 
when all funds are counted. 

i Rev. Darryl Tate presented the Report on the Katrina/Rita Response. A PowerPoint 
i presentation was shown. 

Bishop Hutchinson and members of this conference, you will find our report in the Pre- 
, Conference Report on pages 63-65. 

I Our ministry began after the wake of the two hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) and two 
i|. floods in the aftermath of these storms. In the first nine months after these disasters, we 
j focused on a three part plan. The first part was to bring relief to 1/3 of our annual 
j conference; the second part was to organize both the relief and recovery ministries; and 
I the last part was to focus on the long road to recovery that will take both time, volunteers 
| and funding. 

! In the last twelve months your recovery ministry has been focusing on the long term 
I response. In this response we have accomplish much in the name of The United 
Methodist Church. 

The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Ministry is functioning through six stations and two sub 
stations. At all our stations and substations our purpose is clear: to serve our client base 
which is approximately 10,700 families. 

Our clients represent the "least, last and lost" and no preferential treatment is shown to 
members of our denomination. We are utilizing the CAN (Coordinated Assistance 
Network) database to track the progress of each client's recovery. Our case manager 
supervisors and operations coordinators participate on a consistent basis with area Long 
Term Recovery Committees and roundtables to secure all available assistance for our 
clients. We have closed approximately 5508 cases to date and have more than 5100 cases 
active and pending. A Compassionate Care Calls program has begun which allows 
volunteers to serve from various areas around the country to make a personal contact with 
those who are waiting own ability to assist. 

Each station provides full case management service and assistance and is supported by 
the construction efforts of volunteers overseen by operations staff. 

To date, we have overseen the efforts of more than 1734 teams and 32,000 volunteers. In 
the past year we have hosted teams from all 50 states. Sixty-three United Methodist 
Annual Conferences have deployed teams to Louisiana. Our volunteer numbers continue 
to increase and indicate a multiyear commitment from other churches and companies. In 
both March and June, 2007 we hosted more than 3,900 volunteers who were our 
workforce for the rebuilding efforts. Of our remaining cases, the best estimate shows that 
we have 650 homes still to be gutted, and 1025-1 150 rebuilds or major repairs still to be 
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hours of work. These volunteer hours equate to an in kind donation of more than $32.5 
million. 

In the next five slides we see our volunteers serving our clients with gutting, trash 
removal and helping to get our clients' homes ready for rebuilds. 

Volunteers not only have come from United States, but we have volunteers from all 20 
countries: Armenia; Thailand; Korea; Virgin Islands; Japan; Oman; Nigeria; Tanzania; 
Kenya; South Africa; Indonesia; Denmark; England; Finland; Germany; Holland; 
Ireland; Italy; Norway; Scotland. 

Through our Case Managers, which are the best MSW in all of Disaster Recovery 
Ministry, we have served 16,870 clients in leading them in writing their own Recovery 
Plans. With the help of our construction personnel and volunteers we have gutted more 
than 3,000 homes, providing more than fifteen hundred major repairs and have finished 
this past conference year 465 rebuilt homes. In the next seven slides you see the before 
pictures of homes ready for rebuilds and the finished homes that were readied for our 
clients. 

The next seven slides show homes that were among 465 rebuilds completed the past year. 
Each client upon the completion of their home has it dedicated. 

Every one of us grieved in April the killing of 33 students at Virginia Tech. Here in 
Louisiana we felt the same grief, especially at our Westbank Station where they had 
hosted Virginia Tech work teams. Two of the 33 students that were killed were among 
our work teams that came to help us in our time of need. In their honor we are dedicating 
two rebuilds this fall in memory of Ryan Clark and Leslie Sherman. We thank the 
Westbank Station for making this memorial possible. 

We are working in collaboration with Women's Division of GBGM, UMCOR and the 
Annual Conference with the renovation at St. Mark's Community Center and the Dulac 
Community Center. With a special grant from UMCOR we were able to renovate the 
interior of St. Mark's for volunteer housing. In collaboration with the Women's Division 
of GBGM, UMCOR and the Annual Conference, we will be moving into a brand new 
elevated building at Dulac which will be able to house eighty volunteers. We hired John 
Paul McGuire to be the station manager to host and lead the volunteers to help the clients 
in the Dulac Community. He is doing a wonderful job in leading and building 
relationships between the center and the community. 

With the help of our Administrative staff and our Manager of Volunteers, we have a tool 
called a Communicating Recovery packet. This is a tool for personnel going out to tell 
our story to the large community outside Louisiana. Over the past year we have CDs, 
DVDs and a special edition of the Louisiana NOW that is circulated throughout the 
world. In the area of Disaster Preparedness under the leadership of Rev. Freddie 
Henderson a training session was held in February for all District Coordinators and the 
team. In the fall of this year, during Charge Conference, every congregation will receive 
a CD on Disaster Preparedness to prepare them for any disasters. 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 85 

Pastors will receive a copy of the new DVD, "Why is Volunteering So Important Two 
Years After the Storms of 2005". 

With the help of Director of Communications Betty Backstrom, Dr. Orphe and I led the 
first Speaker training session. At this session tools were given to tell the story. The 
Mission Zone is helping to rebuild ministry and your Disaster Recovery Ministry is 
helping to Rebuild communities. 

In the fall of 2006 the Disaster Recovery Staff offered a spiritual retreat that was led by 
Rev. Judy Nelson. The Retreat focused on "Our Journey Together". 

As we begin our third year as your Disaster Recovery Ministry, our goals are as 
follows: 

Completing the new volunteers' housing facility at Aldersgate in Slidell. The facility will 
be able to house 200 volunteers, warehouse, office space and training center for future 
disaster training. UMCOR is helping to fund a portion of this project. Other funding is 
coming from private donors. 

Over the next few months we will consolidate services and stations in the New Orleans 
area. With the help of our Manager of Volunteers we will continue to increase the 
number of returning teams and new teams. 

In the next two weeks we will host another Speakers' Bureau in Baton Rouge to increase 
the voices and faces within the Disaster Recovery Ministry and the Mission Zone 

In October another Spiritual Retreat entitled "Streams of Living Water" under the 
leadership of Shannon Sandifer and Jane Knight will be offered. 

LA VIM and Disaster Recovery Ministry will offer "Takin' it to the Streets" in 
Abbeville, Lake Charles, and New Orleans. 

Today we are saying thanks to the following personnel leaving the Disaster Recovery 
Ministry: 

Rev. Marva Mitchell is moving back to the Mission Zion; Rev. Judy Nelson is 
developing a special project; Rev. Walter Parker, Jr. is moving back into the pastoral 
ministry; Joyce Robinson who has been serving as our FEMA Liaison since October 
2005, Randy Morgan who has served as our Southwest treasurer and Kathy Masey who 
has served as our Church partnering coordinator will be leaving these positions. 
Rev. Connie Thomas is returning to the Mission Zone. 

We welcome into the Disaster Recovery Ministry the following personnel: Althea 
Fontenot, Director of Case Management; Rev. Rick Miller, Director of Spiritual Care; 
Rev. Wayne Taylor, Resource Manager; Rev. Yvonne Dayries, Manager of Volunteers; 
and Rev. Curtiss Eden, Hospitality and Volunteers Coordinator. 



86 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

We want to thank the churches who have helped our stations and substations in their 
work. We could not have done our work without your help. 

Dr. Richard Burnham brought greetings from Texas as the Beaumont District 
Superintendent. Shortly after he began his work in Beaumont, Hurricane Rita also 
devastated his area. Stories such as ours in Louisiana are being reinacted in Mississippi, 
Alabama and Florida. We all are moving forward in the cause of Jesus Christ. 

In closing, we would like to thank the staff of Dr. Carl Rhoads, III, Executive Director of 
Administrative Services for all the work they have done for the recovery ministry. 

Bishop Hutchinson this is the report from your Disaster Recovery Ministry. I move its 
approval. The report was received. 

Rev. Dairy 1 Tate presented a DVD to be used to recruit volunteers. It ends with an 
original song by Ben Meachum, who performed it live for the Conference 

Rev. Cynthia Wilson was thanked for her excellent musical leadership at the Annual 
Conference as she departed for travel home. 

Bishop Hutchinson reported on Clergy Ballot #14. There were 136 Ballots cast, 1 
invalid, 135 valid, 68 needed to elect. There was no election. A motion was made that in 
the next clergy balloting, the highest vote would be the Jurisdictional delegate and the 
next two persons receiving the highest votes would be the Alternate delegates, accepting 
a plurality vote as opposed to a majority vote. The results of Laity Ballot #12 were 
reported. There were 367 Ballots cast, 29 invalid, 338 valid, 170 needed to elect. Pete 
Aguila with 179 votes and Fred Loy with 176 votes are elected. A motion was made that 
in the next laity balloting, the highest two votes would be elected as the two Alternates, 
accepting a plurality vote as opposed to a majority vote. Both motions carried. Bishop 
Hutchinson prayed for the next balloting. 

Bishop Hutchinson lifted Rev. Wilbert August, Sr., Rev. Marguerite Rheams, Rev. Wishy 
Nolan, and Diane Brossette for prayer. Prayer was also requested for veterans, and our 
service men and women. Prayer was offered for these. 

Mr. Buzzy Anding will chair the General and Jurisdictional Delegation. Delegates were 
asked to meet in Room 1 immediately following the close of Conference. 

Dr. Pat Day, Rev. Betsy Eaves and Mr. Benny Vaughn thanked the Baton Rouge District 
and churches for their excellent leadership during this Annual Conference. They issued 
the invitation for the 2008 Annual Conference to be held at Centenary College June 1 -4, 
2008. The invitation was accepted with a resounding "Amen!" 

Bishop Hutchinson thanked the Worship Committee, Agenda Committee, the staff, 
Donald Cottrill, Carl Rhoads, Kathy Moore, Rhonda Whitley, and Patti Perkins. Kathy 
Moore made all of the banners, altar worship centers, and arranged flowers, for both the 
River Center and the Memorial Service. She received a resounding ovation. 






2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 87 

Bishop Hutchinson fixed the appointments as listed in the Louisiana Right Now, 
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 edition. 

Mr. John Paul McGee provided music. 

Bishop Hutchinson announced the final ballots. Laity Ballot #13 was announced. There 
were 350 Ballots cast, 18 invalid, 332 valid. Tim Hebert with 169 votes and Fane 
Peeples with 140 votes were elected as Alternates to the Jurisdictional Confeence. 
Clergy Ballot #15 was announced. There were 148 Ballots cast, 7 invalid, 141 valid. 
Danny Gleason was elected as Delegate with 120 votes and Juliet Spencer with 1 10 votes 
and Ramonalynn Bethley with 94 votes were elected as Alternates to the Jurisdictional 
Conference. All Delegates were called to the stage for prayer. 

The Service of Sending Forth and Deconsecration of Space adjourned the 2007 Louisiana 
Annual Conference. 



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Bishop William W. Hutchinson, President Dr. Carl E. Rhoads, III, Secretary 



88 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

LAY MEMBERS OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Paula D. Adams, Flonetta B. Alexander, Markie S. Belanger, Nicholas J. Belanger, Jane 

A. Blackwell, Dana M. Blanco, Carole A. Boudreaux, Doretha Brown, Betsy K. 
Carpenter, Ken L. Cheshire, Melvin L. Coleman, Kristen E. Comeaux, Kathleen C. 
Conrad, Ambrose Constantine, Lillian N. Dominique, John M. Evans, Maurice D. 
Faidley, Lisa G. Farmer, Karen D. Fisher-Brasher, Cheryl S. Florent, Elaine M. Foreman, 
Billy L. Guidroz, Rose A. Guidroz, Claudia M. Hall, LaJuana S. Handschin, Tim Hebert, 
Joyce C. Henson, Veronica Lynette James, Nelson Jenkins, Sr., Jeff Jones, Anne W. 
Joseph, Phyllis T. Kirkland, Juanita S. Lagar, Jim Lathan, Sheryl G. Lawton, Ralph K. 
Lee, Jr., Judy A. Lirette, Sandra D. Lockett, Emily O. McCoy, Lois M. McDaniel, Maude 
Inez Nevills, Cherry D. Nunez, Libby D. Rickey, Mark L. Riley, Charles W. Ross, Betty 
M. Rowell, Ronald D. Sarver, Judy S. Scheps, Sarah T. Schoeffler, Annie M. Stephens, 
Raymond T. Sutton, Jr., Scott Sutton, Gloria Sweetwyne, Joyce M. Thibodeaux, Betty- 
Jean Tripp, Rose B. Wainwright, Katie D. Watson, Albert Wilson, Kay M. Wilson. 

Lottie L. Bash, Jamie C. Bethley, Judy M. Betz, Katherine B. Brewton, Karen B. 
Carpenter, Nancy M. Carruth, Linda Clark, Dona Eloise Cox, Beaulah Davis, Sherry E. 
Dillard, James M. Donaway, Carolyn A. Dove, Fred Eloi, Kathryn C. Flaherty, Carolyn 

B. Fletcher, Lynn L. Fogleman, Carla J. Ford, William B. Franklin, Jerry L. Goff, George 
S. Gross, Judith C. Gross, Lauren M. Gross, Joshua Hayes, Mildred Hay ward, Kenneth 
W. Holt, Cloteal Holden Jackson, Willie M. Kimbrough, Gloria Dean Lee, Sarah Anne 
Marsalis, Toni R. Martin, Zack O. Mason, Bob E. Nash, Frances A. Patton, Janet K. 
Rand, Clara L. Scott, Sara L. Simmonds, Monty Townsend, Susan D. Townsend, Janet 
M. Ward, Denver F. Wofford, E. Sue Wofford. 

BATON ROUGE******************************************************** 

Betty J. Adams, Ray Adams, Karen H. Agnew, Ronald L. Agnew, Pete P. Aguila, Lee A. 
Albert, George K. Anding, Fred L. Banks, Mildred June Batiste, Melanie G. Beauchamp, 
Douglas C. Bennett, Beryl A. Billiot, Betty S. Blackman, Brian E. Blackwood, Terry 
Blake, Betty M. Bowers, Don W. Brown, Welton H. Brumfield, Jr., Cade E. Carter, 
William H. Catchings, Clifford A. Champlin, Larry Clanton, Patricia T. Cobb, Amy L. 
Cole, Taran N. Cornejo, Lamar N. Coxe, Jr., P. Renee Craft, Elsie J. Cyrus, Gladier D. 
Dalton, Beth L. Dawson, Hallique L. Dawson, Joseph W. Day, Lynette M. DeLaune, 
Chuck H. Dixon, Joseph Larry Dixon, Edward M. Dodd, Minnie K. Douglas, Anica A. 
Doyle, William A. Dupre, Jr., Lois J. Duquenne, Keith Edmonston, Robert C. Fairly, Jr., 
Mary Beth Forester, Randy W. Foster, Lorita Williams Frank, Roy L. Gasaway, Gealdine 
P. Gray, Mary H. Greaud, Gloria Marlene Hagan, Lloyd Hagan, Bill R. Harper, Park H. 
Haussler, William Hickey, Edna L. Hickman, Brad M. Hutchinson, Joseph A. Kelley, 
Debbie B. Kent, Dorothy J. Kuebler, Lana P. Lathan, Faith T. LeRoy, Fred D. Lewis, 
Fred O. Loy, Candice C. McCammon, Katherine A. Mercer, Fabiola B. Mills, Maudrie S. 



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Mitchell, , Larry L. Mobley, Bob Morgan, Fred A. Neal, Joyce H. Perry, Delia I. Phillips, 
Amanda R. Price, Tricia L. Rigsby, Joyce W. Robinson, Mary (Polly) S. Root, Raymond 
Ross, Jessie M. Rushing, Edward J. Ryan, C. Shannon Sandifer, Carolyn P. Schwebel, 
Pleasant W. Sibley, Mary Grace Simpson, Dollene Wilson Sims, Sherry T. Smith, Henry 
J. Stamper, Margaret M. Stephens, Charles D. Sutcliffe, Marverne Terrell, Sonja E. 
Terrell, Susie H. Thomas, Debra K. Towe, F. Desiree Vogenthaler, Marilyn B. 
Waguespack, Betty C. Walker, Patricia A. Watson, Walter R. Weiss, Patricia H. 
Williams, Esau W. Wright. 

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Melvin H. Allbritton, Mary Ann Boggs, Christie F. Brammer, Craig M. Brammer, K. M. 
Burkhalter, Anna K. Connell, Connie B. David, Albert Dietz, Patti M. Ezell, Marjorie S. 
Franklin, Evelyn C. Fruge, Gerald A. Hartwell, Sharon D. Harris, Barbara B. Haynes, 
Melony D. Hedrick, Joan L. Hernandez, Lillian C. Karr, Colin H. Kingery, Harrison 
Joseph Ledbetter, Carolyn P. Marks, Walter O. Moss, Maurice M. Mueschke, Brenella 
M. Nickson, JoAnn R. Parker, Taylor M. Phillips, Theresa A. Powell, Charleen K. 
Precht, Charles D. Precht, Stephen P. Regan, Annie J. Ryba, Larry A. Sarver, Shirley L. 
Sarver, Dean C. Sawyer, Laura F. Sawyer, Donna R. Shields, Marie Simon, Linda P. 
Smith, Juanita L. Strickland, Cy Bill Tietje, Ollie C. Tietje, Donna M. Tillman, Ross B. 
Turpin, Valarie S. Turpin, Cecelia M. Vital, Jerome A. Weston, Patricia Wilkerson, 
Bruce A. Wilson, Jr. 

Robert N. Amacker, Donald W. Barmore, Malcolm H. Bass, Judy M. Beavers, David C. 
Bolton, Jane S. Bolton, Cathy H. Brewton, Mary P. Cardwell, Sue Carroll, Sue M, Crise, 
Loretta G. Davis, Travis L. DeFreese, Terrel J. Deville, Harriette T. Elrod, Renee H. 
Evans, Rosemary U. Ewing, Jessica S. Foreman, Donna S. Foster, Vicki L. Fuller, Irby S. 
Gamble, Judy L. Gamble, Manuel Y. Garza, Barry L. Gibson, Louise K. Gilley, Robert 
L. Gilley, Henry M. Hamilton, Lawrence R. Higginbotham, James L. Hinckley, Tammy 
R. Hopkins, Susan J. Jacks, Dianne M. Jefcoat, Doris F. Jones, Audrey Woods Jordan, 
Calvin Jordan, David W. Key, Kay H. Kimbrough, JoAnne J. Kitchens, Evan V. Klett, 
Paul Laird, Mike Lord, Deborah M. Lynch, Diane C. Martin, William K. McConnell, 
Margaret McKee, Sonny McKee, M. Nann McMullen, Nancy S. Meece, Wayne Meece, 
Elizabeth H. Nance, James R. Owens, Freida C. Peel, Alice M. Prophit, Natalie G. Ray, 
Sara A. Ray, Emily G. Sawyer, Cynthia Shahan, Lorraine J. Sparks, Corre A. Stegall, 
Georgia H. Street, Joyce B. Stringfield, Raymond M. Swanson, Barbara M. Thomas, 
Georgia M. Tullos, Barbara R. Wade, Shirley M. Wall, Mary R. Webb, Julia G. 
Whitlock, Patricia A. Wiersma, Sam R. Wiersma, Allena B. Wiggers, Dianne H. 
Wilkinson, Jared R. Williams, Marie H. Willis. 



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NEW ORLEANS********************************************************* 

Cleo S. Augustine, Karen Balius, Lonzie Beamon, Julie S. Billips, Lloyd L. Black, 
Monica F. Boudreaux, Carolyn C. Bowers, Lorraine M. Boyd, Shelley D. Bray, Lylln 
Guth Brinkman, Troy D. Brouillette, Zellease H. Brown, Joan P. Brumfield, Joseph O. 
Burke, Michael P. Caffery, Leigh Z. Cambre, Henry L. Camburn, Martha E. Canizales, 
Staphenae C. Carey, Cora R. Charles, Alethea J.B. Childers, Anthony D. Childers, 
Evelyn J. Clark, Mary P. Core, Hugh C. Craft, Anita H. Crump, Chris C. Deano, Susan 
H. Doyle, Dana D. Fatic, James R. Fatic, Debbie C. Faurie, Barbara W. Ferguson, Meg 
Frazier, Cynthia W. Gardner, Gerald L. Gibson, Shirley M. Guy, Douglas A. Holmes, 
Nancy E. Hopkins, Freddie H. Jefferson, Cameron L. Johnson, Arnold L. King, Keith L. 
Kreutziger, Sarah S. Kreutziger, Joanne A. Lightfoot, Richard G. Lightfoot, Catherine H. 
Marshall, Allen L. Martin, Karl D. Matherne, Martha C. McDaniel, Amanda C. Meyer, 
David A. Miller, Linda M. Miller, Janet R. Miller-Schmidt, Carol P. Mitchell, Charles E. 
Naparalla, Denny Otillio, Lynn H. Otillio, Daniel Packard, Lottie S. Palazzo, Charlotte D. 
Parker, Daniel R. Parker, Ivy M. Parker, Lois W. Patten, McKinley Perkins, Jr., Annie P. 
Pernell, Mary Jo Poole, Curtis Portinari, Kathy H. Powers, Terri T. Purvis, Fannie Perkins 
Reddix, Roscoe C. Reddix, Shirley R. Rhodes, Robert R. Richardson, Eric M. Roubion, 
Karen A. Roubion, Carrie V. Roy, June F. Sanchez, Caroline Bingham Sanders, Reginald 
Drew Sanders, Connie B. Schoffner, Sherry G. Smyth, James H. Tate, Matthew Tate, 
Cheryl W. Thompson, Joseph B. Treadway, Mary M. Turner, Adrain H. Vaughn, Ruben 
Vaughn, Zella F. Walker, Williemae W. Ware, Angelique White Williams, Anita 
Williams, Lane Cotton Winn, Dianne P. Wooden, Carolyn F. Young, Dorothy MB 
Young, Melanie H. Young, William Zetzmann. 

James L. Anderson, Janet L. Ash, Kim J. Bender, Lindy Broderick, Janey R. Byerley, 
Robert E. Carrell, Shirley A. Carter, Wayne H. Carter, Debra C. Cockburn, Sarah E. 
Collier, Emma E. Cook, Leah E. Dark, Sheri K. Day, Coney L. DeHart, Laralee A. 
DeHart, Lori T. Dick, Gloria L. Echols, John Joseph Echols, Martha T. Fant, Annette S. 
Fortuna, John W. Garmany, Maxie B. Garrett, Mary L. Glay, Jodie E. Goens, James M. 
Goins, Randy E. Greer, Jeanette Hall, Mary G. Harris, Sam S. Holladay, Betty M. 
Howard, Beth R. Hughes, D. Scott Hughes, Dorothy N. Inderman, Julius Johnson, Pinkie 
Johnson, Vanette Keith, Dorothy F. Kimball, Anne M. King, Therese J. Kneipp, Suellyn 
W. Knowles, Thomas G. Knowles, Richard W. Kurtz, Sarah P. Kurtz, Anne L. Lavo, 
Julie B. Lester, June E. Lovell, Todd W. Mallory, Vanessa G. Malone, Jason H. Maness, 
George Henry McCain, John C. McLaurin, Anna Morris- Jackson, Richard L. Mosher, 
Linda M. Munyon, Helen R. Nix, Martha J. Norton, Joseph I. Orban, Raymon L. Owens, 
Adeleine Fane Peeples, Daniel Resendez, Linda H. Resendez, Patricia F. Rice, Donna S. 
Ritchie, Edward C. Ritchie, Glenver H. Rowland, Margaret P. Salter, Elouise Sanders, 
Gloria P. Saucier, Rachel L. Scott, Claiborne W. Sharp, Sylvia Lyn Sheehan, Rosa G. 
Simmons, Jana R. Smith, Lynda M. Spivey, Betty H. Stanley, Drew D. Sutton, Gard R. 
Wayt, Robin R. Williams, Karen B. Wise, Sharon R. Womack, Donna B. Woods, 
Shannon K. Wyche. 



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VI. Disciplinary Questions 

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The Minutes of the Louisiana Annual Conference held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 
from June 3, 2007, through June 6, 2007 with Bishop William W. Hutchinson 
presiding. Date When Organized: 1971 . Number of This Session: Thirty-seventh . 



PART I: ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (1 1)603. 7, 618): 
Secretary? Carl E. Rhoads, III 

Mailing Address: 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Telephone: (225) 346-1646 

Statistician? Carl E. Rhoads, III 

Mailing Address: 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Telephone: (225) 346-1646 

Treasurer? Carl E. Rhoads, III 

Mailing Address: 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Telephone: (225) 346-1646 

2. Is the Annual Conference Incorporated (1603. 1)? Yes 

3. Bonding and auditing: 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and in what 
amounts (11617, 2511)? All Conference Officers - $25,000 per occurrence 

b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (11616, 2511)? Yes 
(See Section XII. Reports of Financial and Administrative Agencies of the 
2007 Louisiana Conference Journal) 

4. What agencies have been appointed or elected? 

a) Answer Yes or No for each of the councils, boards, commissions, or 
committees listed: 

(1) Board of Ordained Ministry (1634)? Yes 

(2) Board of Pensions (1638)? Yes 

(3) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference (12512)? Yes 

(4) Committee on Episcopacy (1636)? Yes 

(5) Committees on Investigation (12703.2, .3)? Yes 

(6) Administrative Review Committee (1635)? Yes 

b) Indicate the name of the agency (or agencies) in your annual conference which 
is (are) responsible for the functions related to each of the following general 
church agencies (1609.1): 

(1) General Council on Finance and Administration? Conference Council on 



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Finance and Administration 

(2) General Board of Church and Society? Conference Ministry Team 

(3) General Board of Discipleship? Conference Board of Discipleship 

(4) General Board of Global Ministries? Conference Board of Global 
Ministries 

(5) Higher Education and Campus Ministry? Conference Board of Higher 
Education and Campus Ministry 

(6) General Commission on Archives and History? Conference Commission 
on Archives and History 

(7) General Commission on Christian Unity and Inter-religious Concerns? 
Conference Commission on Christian Unity and Inter-Religious 
Concerns 

(8) General Commission on Religion and Race? Conference Commission on 
Religion and Race 

(9) General Commission on the Status and Role of Women? Conference 
Commission on the Status and Role of Women 

(10) United Methodist Communications? Conference Ministry Team, 
Committee on Communications 

c) Indicate the conference agencies which have responsibilities for the following 
functions: 

(1) Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (1655)? Conference Ministry Team 

(2) Disability Concerns (1652)? Conference Board of Global Ministries, 
Committee on Disability Concerns 

(3) Equitable Compensation (1624)? Conference Commission on Equitable 
Compensation 

(4) Laity (1630)? Conference Board of Laity 

(5) Native American Ministry (1653)? Conference Ministry Team, 
Committee on Special Ministries 

(6) Small Membership Church (1644)? Conference Board of Global 
Ministries, Committee on Small Membership Churches 

d) Answer Yes or No for each of the following conference or district 
organizations: 

(1) Conference United Methodist Women (1646)? Yes 

(2) Conference United Methodist Men (1647)? Yes 

(3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry (1648)? Yes 

(4) Conference Council on Young Adult Ministry (1649)? No 

(5) District Boards of Church Location & Building (12518)? Yes 

(6) Committees on District Superintendency (1666)? Yes 

(7) District Committees on Ordained Ministry (1663)? Yes 

e) What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been appointed 
or elected in the annual conference? 

Conference Center Board 

Conference Church Extension Team 

Conference Committee on Courtesies 

Conference Committee on Credentials 

Conference Committee on Episcopal Residence 

Conference Committee on Investigation for Diaconal Ministry 

Conference Committee on Journal 

Conference Committee on Nominations 



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Conference Committee on Petitions 

Conference Committee on Rules 

Conference Ministry Team, Committee on Disaster Preparedness 

Conference Ministry Team, Legislative Liaison Committee 

Conference Ministry Team, Volunteers in Mission Committee 

Conference Mission Finance Committee 

United Methodist Foundation Board 

Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their respective records 
according to the prescribed forms (1606.8)? Yes 

What is the report of the statistician? (See Section XIII. Statistical Tables of the 
2007 Louisiana Conference Journal.) 

What is the report of the treasurer? (See Section XII. Reports of Financial and 
Administrative Agencies of the 2007 Louisiana Conference Journal.) 

What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of the work 
within their districts? No reports filed by the District Superintendents 

What is the schedule of minimum base compensation for pastors for the ensuing 

year (11342, 624.3)? 

Full Connection $35,657 

Probationary $33,393 

Associate Member $31,129 

Full-Time Local Pastor $28,865 

10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to 
be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the ensuing year 
(1613.1a)? $880,000 

. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to 
be raised for the support of the pension and benefit programs of the conference for 
the ensuing year (11613. Id, 1507)? $450,000 

. What are the apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year: 

a) For the World Service Fund? $1,152,791 

b) For the Ministerial Education Fund? $374,661 

c) For the Black College Fund? $149,188 

d) For the Africa University Fund? $ 32,945 

e) For the Episcopal Fund? $301,479 

f) For the General Administration Fund? $101,481 

g) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $ 29,591 

. If the annual conference apportions to the local church a fund that combines two or 
more general apportioned funds with one another, or that combines one or more 
general apportioned funds with funds other than a general apportioned fund, list 
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included in the apportionment; b) the percentage of the combined fund total that 
corresponds to each general fund apportionment (11613,3d, 614.4). 
World Service: $ 1,152,791 Conference Benevolences: $ 816,900 

58.53% 41.47% 

14. Conference and district lay leaders (11603.9, 658): 

a) Conference lay leader: Name: Mr. George K. Anding 

Mailing Address: 4148 Lake Sherwood Ave., East 

Baton Rouge, LA 70816 

b) Associate conference lay leader: Ms. Sarah Kreutziger 

c) District and associate district lay leaders: 



Acadiana 


Lay Leader: 
Assoc. Lay Leaders: 


Alexandria 


Lay Leader: 
Assoc. Lay Leader: 


Baton Rouge 


Lay Leader: 
Assoc. Lay Leader: 


Lake Charles 


Lay Leader: 
Assoc. Lay Leader: 


Monroe 


Lay Leader: 




Assoc. Lay Leader: 


New Orleans 


Lay Leader: 
Assoc. Lay Leaders: 


Shreveport 


Lay Leader: 



Scott Sutton 

Tim Blakeman , Emily McCoy 

Clara Scott 

Arthur Welch 

Fred Banks 

Joe Kelley 

Christie Brammer 

Ashley Hughes 

Bill Cook 

Gary Green 

Evelyn J. Clark 

Gerri Ellie, Bonnie Happel, 

Levi Lewis 

Robert Adley 



15. What local churches have been: 

a) Organized or Continued? 
(l)Church Start New (1260.2,. 3) 

Hammond Baton Rouge District 

Prairieville Baton Rouge District 

Walker Baton Rouge District 

(2)Mission Congregation (1260.1a) None 
©Chartered Local Church (1260.5) None 

b) Merged (112545, 2546)? 



c) 



(1) United Methodist with United Methodist 

Name of 1 st Church Name of 2 nd Church 

LaHarpe Thompson 

First Street Peck, Wesley 

(2) Other mergers None 

Discontinued or abandoned (11229, 341.2, 2548)? 



Melville, St. James 
New Roads, St. Paul 
Clayton 
John Wesley 
St. Phillip's 



Acadiana District 
Acadiana District 
Alexandria District 
New Orleans District 
New Orleans District 



Name of Merged Church 

LaHarpe Thompson 
First Street PW 



Abandoned 



Abandoned 
Abandoned 
Abandoned 
Abandoned 



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Felicity New Orleans District Abandoned 

Napoleon Avenue New Orleans District Abandoned 

Trinity of Gentilly New Orleans District Abandoned 

(1) New Church Start (1260.2,. 3) None 

(2) Mission Congregation (1260. la) None 

(3) Chartered Local Church (1260.5) None 

d) Relocated and to what address? 

e) Changed name of church? (Example: "First" to "Trinity") None 

f) Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist 
conference(s) and with what membership (1141, 261)? None 

g) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? 
Restored: Leesville, Korean from Mission Congregation. 

16. What changes have been made in district and charge lines? 
Acadiana 

Abandon New Roads, St. Paul making Lettsworth, Scott Chapel a station 
church. 

Abandon Melville, St. James making Waxia, St. Paul a station church. 

Alexandria 

Add Atlanta to Montgomery-Mt. Zion making the Montgomery-Mt. Zion- 
Atlanta charge. 

Add Campti, First-St. Maurice to Beulah making the Beulah-Campti, First- 
St. Maurice charge. 

Abandon Clayton and add Vidalia to Ferriday making the Ferriday-Vidalia 
charge. 

Add Trout, Justiss-Eden to Olla-Urania making the Olla-Urania-Trout, 
Justiss-Eden charge. 

Baton Rouge 

Place St. Amant, Faithful with New River making the St. Amant, Faithful- 
New River charge. 

Sever Walker, First-Mangum Chapel charge making Walker, First a 
station church and add Mangum Chapel to Livingston making the Mangum 
Chapel-Livingston charge. 

Sever the Zachary, Moses Chapel-Clinton, Beech Grove charge making 
both station churches. 

Lake Charge 

Sever Welsh, Jones- Jennings, Mallalieu making both station churches. 

Monroe 

Sever the Boeuf Prairie-Little Creek charge making Boeuf Prairie a station 



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charge and adding Little Creek to Union making the Little Creek-Union 
charge. 

Add Indian Village to Choudrant making the Choudrant-Indian Village 
charge. 

New Orleans 

Sever Co-operative Parish #4 making Thomas a station church and placing 
Harahan, St. Paul's, Kenner, First, Jefferson and Ross in the West New 
Orleans Co-operative Parish. 

Sever Co-operative Parish #1 abandoning John Wesley and St. Phillip's, 
making St. Mark's a station church, adding Grace to New Orleans First 
making the New Orleans, First-Grace charge and placing the merged 
LaHarpe Thompson and Shaw Temple in the Cross-Town Co-operative 
Parish. 

Sever Co-operative Parish #2 placing Carrollton and Williams in the West 
New Orleans Co-operative Parish, placing Haven Trinity and Phillip's 
Memorial in the Cross-Town Co-operative Parish and adding Parker 
Memorial to Rayne Memorial making the Rayne Memorial-Parker 
Memorial charge. 

Sever Co-operative Parish #3 abandoning Felicity and Napoleon Avenue, 
making the merged First Street PW a station church and placing Mt. Zion 
and People's in the Cross-Town Co-operative Parish. 

Sever Co-operative Parish #5 making Algiers, First and Boynton station 
churches and adding St. Matthew to Asbury making the Asbury-St. 
Matthew charge. 

Rename Co-operative Parish #6 the New Orleans East Co-operative Parish. 

Sever Co-operative Parish #1 abandoning Trinity of Gentilly, making St. 
Luke's a station church, placing Brooks in the Cross-Town Co-operative 
Parish and Metairie in the West New Orleans Co-operative Parish. 

Shreveport 

Add Colquitt to Arizona making the Arizona-Colquitt charge. 

Add Whitehall to Cotton Valley making the Cotton Valley-Whitehall 
charge. 

Sever the Logansport, Mt. Zion-Rosa charge making Rosa a station church 
and add McDonald to Logansport, Mt. Zion making the Logansport, Mt. 
Zion-McDonald charge. 

Sever the Plain Dealing-Walker's Chapel charge making both station 
churches. 



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Sever the Pleasant Valley-Pine Grove charge making both station churches. 
! \ Sever the Ringgold-Castor charge making both station churches. 

PART II PERTAINING TO ORDAINED MINISTERS AND 
LOCAL PASTORS 

(Note: A (v) notation following a question in this section signifies that the action or 
election requires a majority vote of the clergy session of the annual conference. If an 
action requires more than a simple majority, the notation (v 2/3) or (v 3/4) signifies 
that a two-thirds or three-fourths majority vote is required. Indicate credential of 
persons in Part II: FD, FE, PD, PE, and AM when requested.) 

17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official 
administration (11604.4, 605.6)? The character and conference relations of all 
clergy members have been reviewed by the Cabinet and the Board of Ordained 
Ministry, and those clergy found to be in good standing are approved for 
annual appointment. Any clergy whose character or conference relations are 
in question are being reviewed by appropriate bodies as defined by the United 
Methodist Book of Discipline. 

18. Who constitute: 

a) The Committee on Investigation (12703.2)? (v) 

Clergy: Class of 2000: Richard H. Humphries, Ernest E. Scott, Helena 

Wright-Butler 
Class of 2004: Gregory R. Davis, C. Frances Hooton, William A. 

Moon III 
Laity: Class of 2004: Linda Clark, Keith Kreutziger 
Alternates: 
Clergy: Class of 2000: Terrence S. August, David F. Fortuna, 

Kibbie E. Hatfield 
Class of 2004: Daniel P. Gleason, William L. Jones, Sr. 
Laity: Class of 2004: 

b) The Administrative Review Committee (1635)? (v) 

Clergy: Class of 2000: Kenneth M. Fisher, Ellen B. Montegudo 

Class of 2004: Regina L. Wren 
Alternates: 

Clergy: Class of 2000: Carol W. Crawford, Gary D. Willis 

19. Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained ministry? (11311, 3i2 
—Include the names and year of certificate of all candidates for ordained ministry 
who have been certified or approved for continuance by the district committee on 
ordained ministry. Do not list as continued those licensed as local pastors in 
question 21 or as probationary members in question 28.) 



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a) This year? 

Ashley Jalyn Cockburn C-06 

Sandra Robbins DeFatta C-06 

Laralee Wiggin DeHart C-05 

Matthew Douglas Foreman C-06 

Lawrence Peter Gaines C-07 

Barbara J. Calhoun Gibson C-06 

Darrius D'wayne Hills C-06 

Shawn Thomas Hornsby C-06 

Willis Laws C-06 

b) Continued? 

Peter Wesley Bollinger C-99 

David Andrew Boyd C-98 

Cathalyn H. Brewton C-04 

David Paul Buchholz C-04 

Margaret B. "Linda" Clark. ...C-03 

Karlene Marie Crawford C-03 

Charles Manuel DeCuir C-01 

David Gray Elmore C-05 

Gary Bryan Fillette C-04 

William Bradley Franklin C-05 

Christopher Shane Fryou C-04 

Marcus Montrell Gaut C-02 

Stacy Elizabeth Hood C-03 

Robert E. Johnson, Sr C-05 

Mary Louise Jones C-04 

John Raymond Kavanaugh, Jr. C-04 

John Peyton LaCroix C-02 

Sonya Renee Lars C-00 

Christopher Hartley McLain ...C-05 
William Brian Mercer C-00 



Daniel Lund, III C-06 

Todd William Mallory C-06 

Maria Coon Munn C-06 

Kenneth Randall Russ C-06 

Jessica Lynn Ward C-07 

John Henry Whaley C-07 

Bruce Allen Wilson, Jr C-07 

Dianne Piper Wooden C-07 

Allison Farrar Milliron C-99 

Katherine Sermons Morris C-05 

Christie Chilo Onwujuba-Dike..C-99 

John Derek Reese C-02 

Kermit Curtis Roberson C-05 

Joseph August Robideaux C-02 

Valerie Olson Robideaux C-04 

Karen A. Roubion C-06 

Cheryl Shannon Sandifer C-05 

Cynthia Elizabeth Shahan C-02 

LaSheena Simmons C-05 

Susie Hiss Thomas C-06 

Dale Edwin White C-05 

Christopher Bryant Williams.... C-99 

Jared Roland Williams C-05 

Megan Jayne Saucier Williams.. C-04 

Randall Clay Williams, Jr C-05 

Joseph Rodney Wilson, Sr C-98 

Lane Cotton Winn C-04 

Gloria Lynne Youngblood C-00 



c) Discontinued? 

Steven Joey Koskie, Jr. 
Patricia Roland 
Craig David Uffman 

20. Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, are approved, but 
are not now appointed? (1315 —Indicate for each person the year the license was 
approved.): 



Mary Jo Babcock L-00 

Issac J. Belonga L-99 

Sandra Robbins DeFatta L-07 

Lee Eckerle L-94 



Robert M. Eckerle, Jr L-94 

Donnie M. Fontenot L-97 

Idella J. Fontenot L-97 

Charles Freeman L-98 



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Francis J. Freeman L-98 Gwendolyn A. Streams L-01 

Jacqueline Y . Harewood L-00 Fannie O . Thompson L-99 

Vincent T. Mallette L-01 James A. Van Hook, Jr M. Div. 

Walter B. Pennington L-91 Helene B. Walker L-01 

Jan Pitts Rose L-95 James R. Walker L-99 

Harold A. Seals, Sr L-94 Jessica Lynn Ward L-07 

Who are approved and appointed as: (indicate for each person the first year the 
license was awarded, (v) 

a) Full-time local pastors (1318. 1) and what progress has each made in the course 
of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five year 
course of study or the M.Div. — 1)319.4): 

WillK. Andress L-93 * 

Byron J. Aucoin L-06 

Thomas C. Beeler L-80 * 

David L. Bricker L-97 * 

David C. Carlton L-92 * 

Aaron John Carpenter, Jr L-02 2.25 years 

Paul Curtis Carroll, Jr L-04 M. Div. 

Russell S. Clunan L-04 75 year 

Wanda S. Cosentino L-95 * 

Betsy B. Eaves L-02 1/2 M. Div. 

GeneM. Faurie L-88 * 

Ross C. Ford, Jr L-00 * 

William F. Foster L-00 3.50 years 

Lawrence Peter Gaines L-07 

Ross W. Genger Orders 97 M. Div. 

Robert Edward Guth, Jr L-04 

Pattye Dial Hewitt L-03 3.50 years 

Shawn Thomas Hornsby L-07 

Eddie Carroll Johnson L-97 4.00 years 

L. John Locascio L-82 * 

William H. McLain L-98 4.50 years 

William Brian Mercer L-01 2/3 M. Div. 

Michael G. Miller L-98 Seminary at Perkins 

Tony William Moss L-06 2.00 years 

Veronica Kay Pritchard L-03 St. Paul/Garrett 

Antonio Enrique Ranero L-06 

Carol R. Richardson L-96 * 

Truman P. Stagg L-01 * 

BillE. Strawbridge L-99 * 

Christan L. Thomas L-98 M. Div. 

EmileE. Tosso, III L-98 * 

Tuyet Tran L-05 2.50 years 

Kathy S. Wafer L-02 1/3 M. Div. 

Randall Clay Williams, Jr L-01 Seminary at Asbury 

Gloria L. Youngblood L-00 * 



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b) Part-time local pastors (1318.2) and what progress has each made in the cours 
of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five yea 
course of study or the M.Div. — 1319.4): 

Barbara J. Beaumont L-00 * 

Lawrence K. Benson, Jr L-99 4.50 years 

Milton Edward Bourque, Jr L-03 

Samuel L. Bradley L-93 * 

Jerry Glen Brannen L-06 

Darrel W. Briggs, Sr L-01 * 

Steven W. Bush L-02 3.00 years 

Mary Amanda Carpenter L-05 75 year 

Robert H. Chance, Jr L-98 * 

Mary Anne Collie Orders-97 1.75 years 

Emmett C. Collins, Jr L-93 * 

Reginald D. Colvin L-02 2.00 years 

Jo Ann Cooper L-01 ....* 

Lala Ball Cooper L-05 2.00 years 

Robert W. Cormier L-91 * 

MarcelleF. Crow L-98 * 

Virginia Cutrer L-95 * (Retired '07) 

Richard W. Davis L-00 4.00 years 

Yvonne Piper Dayries L-02 2.50 years 

Anita Cleaver Dinwiddie L-05 1.00 year 

Kendall Ray Docter L-06 

Thomas Eugene Dungan L-02 3.25 years 

John Edwin Finch, Jr L-06 25 year 

Christopher S. Fryou L-04 1.25 years 

Linda Barnes Gatlin L-06 25 year 

Marcus Montrell Gaut L-04 Seminary at Asbury 

Sonia Denise Gee L-04 1.25 years 

Milton Kimmell Geltz L-04 

Tim Alvin Gilmore L-03 

EarlineT. Guidry L-92 * 

E. Rand Guy L-86 * (Retired '98) 

Frances I. Guy L-99 * 

Kimbra H. Hammett L-02 2.25 years 

Carol Daye Heard L-00 2.50 years 

Charles Edward Hill L-03 2.25 years 

Albert Holland L-78 * (Retired '06) 

Joseph Holland, Sr L-92 * 

Stacy Elizabeth Hood L-04 Seminary at Garrett 

Gwendolyn Hoyt-Owens L-98 3.25 years 

Elva Jacobs L-02 3.50 years 

Roy A. Jefferson L-04 2.25 years 

Marguerite D. Jenkins L-92 * 

Robert E. Johnson, Sr L-05 75 year 

Dianne Allen Jones L-98 2.50 years 

Henry Louis Jones L-91 * 



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Mary Louise Jones L-04 1.50 years 

Stephanie Ann Kidd L-04 1.00 year 

Sonya Renee Lars L-03 1/4 M. Div. 

Willis Laws L-07 

Raymond H. Leidig, Jr L-92 * (Retired '02) 

Terry A. Lindsey L-97 * 

Mark A. Lubbock L-02 1.50 years 

Thomas G. May L-01 2.75 years 

Lisa Thomisee Mayo L-06 25 year 

Betty Ann McCarver L-04 2.50 years 

Gregory McClay, Sr L-92 * 

William K. McDonald L-98 * (Retired '05) 

Cherless H. Miller, Jr L-02 3.50 years 

Marva Louise Mitchell L-87 *(Retired '02) 

Katherine Sermons Morris L-06 

Lewis Malcolm Morris, Jr L-80 * 

Maria Coon Munn L-07 

CarlD. Munyon L-91 * (Retired '03) 

Ricky Ray Myles L-04 1.25 years 

Donny R. Nedd L-92 * 

Cheryl L. Nelson L-00 3.75 years 

Jimmie S. Parker L-02 75 year 

Charles R. Penuell L-01 1.50 years 

Roy Jackson Price, III L-04 1.00 year 

Susan Catherine Pugh L-95 * 

James E.Ray, Sr L-93 * 

Willard Wayne Ray L-06 25 year 

Ronald D. Register L-05 75 year 

Marguerite Jordan Rheams L-05 50 year 

Johnny M. Riley, Jr L-98 2.75 years 

Kermit Curtis Roberson L-04 

Nolan M. Robinson L-91 * 

Constance R. Saizon L-00 * 

Lloyd Edwards Scott L-86 * (Retired '01) 

Linda K. Shepherd L-90 * (Retired '04) 

Doris R. Sheppard L-99 4.75 years 

GaynellB. Simon L-96 * 

Elaine C. Smith L-05 3.25 years (Retired Deacon '06) 

Inita Louise Smith L-01 ...2.50 years 

Louis A. Smith L-83 * 

Letty Lucille Strawbridge L-04 2.75 years 

Betty Lee Swanson L-99 * 

Mark S. Theriot L-96 * 

Marvette J. Thomas L-96 1.00 year 

William Madison Turner, Sr L-03 4.00 years 

William V. Turner ....L-99 4.75 years 

Richard Paul Varner L-02 2.25 years 

Cyril A. "Kirby" Verret L-87 * 

Thomas A. Wesley L-88 * 



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John Henry Whaley L-07 

Barry A. Whittington, Sr L-92 * 

Glorious M. Wright L-00 4.00 years 

c) Student local pastors (1318.3), and in what schools are they enrolled? 
Ashley Jalyn Cockburn L-07 Perkins 

Joy Lynn Comeaux L-05 River Parishes Comm. College 

Matthew Douglas Foreman L-06 Louisiana Tech 

Jason Wayne Jacob L-02 Northwestern 

d) Student local pastors (1318.3) from other annual conferences? None 

e) Students of other denominations serving as local pastors and enrolled in a 
school of theology listed by the University Senate (1318.4)? None 

f) Persons serving as local pastors while seeking readmission to conference 
membership (11364.4, 365, 367.3)? (If not in this conference indicate name of 
conference where serving.) None 

22. Who have been discontinued as local pastors (1320.1)? 

Danny R. Bergeron June 1, 2007 

Robert D. Clark June 1, 2007 

Jerald David Danzell June 1, 2007 

Angerean Brown Harris June 1, 2007 

Verna Poarch Myers June 1, 2007 

Debra M. Peplow December 21, 2006 

Patricia Roland May 21, 2007 

Leslie M. Taylor, Sr February 25, 2007 

23. Who have been reinstated as local pastors (1320.4)? 
Marvette J. Thomas (L-96) April 26, 2007 

24. What ordained ministers from other Annual Conferences or Methodist 
denominations are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference while 
retaining their conference or denominational membership (11331.8, 346.1)? (List 
alphabetically; indicate Annual Conference or denomination where membership is 
held. Indicate credential.) 

Robert A. Bradford, Jr. (OE) .CME Monroe 

Samuel Calvo (OE) Methodist Church in Costa Rica . New Orleans 

Kenneth B. Chapman (RE) Free Methodist Acadiana 

Yong Seok Jung (OE) Korean Methodist Lake Charles 

Hyunsu Lee (OE) Korean Methodist New Orleans 

Robert Lee McKinzie (OE) Texas Baton Rouge 

Dalton R. Shovan (RE) Congregational Methodist Monroe 

Connie M. Thomas (OE) AME New Orleans 

25 . What clergy in good standing in other Christian denominations have been approved 
to serve appointments or ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the Annual 
Conference while retaining their denominational affiliation (11331.8, 346.2)? (v) 



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(Designate with an asterisk those who have been accorded voting rights within the 
annual conference. Indicate credential.) 

Johnie W. Adkins, Jr. (OF) ....Southern Baptist Monroe 

Rex S. Barker (OF) Southern Baptist Monroe 

Eddie Carpenter (OF) Southern Baptist Alexandria 

Barry D. Dennis (OF) Southern Baptist Alexandria 

Samuel P. Emanuel (OF) Evangelical Christian Fellowship. Monroe 

John R. Foster (OF) Disciples of Christ Alexandria 

Timothy O . Kettenring (OF) . . . Southern Baptist New Orleans 

Mary A. M. Robinson (OF) ....Progressive Baptist Baton Rouge 

Emile A. Rousseau, Jr. (OF)... Southern Baptist Shreveport 

William G. Sewell (OF) Southern Baptist Shreveport 

Kevin D. Smith (OF) Southern Baptist Shreveport 

William E. Thiele, Jr. (OF) ....Southern Baptist New Orleans 

26. Who are affiliate members: (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference or 
denomination where membership is held.) 

a) With vote (1586.4 [▼])? None 

b) Without vote (11334.4, 344.4)? (v 2/3) None 

NOTE: If your conference has admitted or ordained persons as a courtesy to another 
conference, list these persons in Question 44 only. If persons have been admitted or 
ordained by another annual conference as a courtesy to your conference, list these 
persons in Questions 27-43, whichever are appropriate, giving the date and name of the 
accommodating conference. 

27. Who are elected as associate members ? (v) (List alphabetically— see note 
preceding Question 27): 

a) 1420 [1992] None 

b) 1322 [2004] Clinton Powers Lovell, Sr. 

28. Who are elected as probationary members? (under 11322, 324, 325) 

a) Probationary Deacons: 

1. Under the provisions of 11 324.4a, c? (v) 
Rita Milton Chiasson 

Carol Ann Civils 
Coney Lewis DeHart 

2. Under the provisions of 1324.5? (v) None 

b) Probationary Elders: 

1) Under the provisions of 11 324.4a, b? (v) 

John Robert Black Daniel McLain Hixon 

Clifton Clement Conrad, Sr. Jeremy Stewart Jones 

LaMarylis Smith Cotten Kathryn Leigh McKay 

Gerald Richard Crise Matthew Berke Rawle 

Kathy Charlene Fitzhugh LeKisha LaShawn Marie Reed 
Eugene James Anthony Hebert 



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30. 



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2) Under the provisions of 1324.6? (v) None 

3) Under the provisions of 1322.4? (v 3/4) None 

Who are elected as probationary members under the 1992 Discipline? (List 
alphabetically— see note preceding Question 27.) 

a) Under the provisions of 1415 (1992)? (v) None 

b) Under the provisions of 1416. 1 (1992)? (v 3/4) None 

c) Under the provisions of 11416.2, 421 (1992)? (v 3/4) None 

Who are continued as probationary members, and in what year were they admitted 
to probationary membership (1326)? 

a) In preparation for ordination as a deacon? (PD) (1326. 1) 

Patricia Teel Bates 2006 Sarah Williams Shoup 2005 

Martha Janet Davis 2006 Ann Mangham Trousdale 2005 

Mary Margaret McDowell 2006 Dawn Buchanan Young 2005 

b) In preparation for ordination as an elder? (PE) (1326.2) 



Diane LaPhand Bentley. 2006 
Bruce Lenal Brown, Sr 2005 
Elaine Melissa Burleigh 2005 
Eunice Chigumira 2005 
Simon Chigumira 2005 
Corrie M. A. Cieslukowski (OP) 2006 
Elenora M. Cushenberry 2004 
Shannon Casey DeLaureal 2005 
Andrew Douglas Durbin 2006 
Brownyl Lance Eden 2005 
Susan Marie Mack Ferguson 2006 
Stephen Newell Fife 2006 
Joseph Zhong Guo 2004 



Juan Carlos Huertas 2005 
Jerry Lee Johnson 2004 
Jacqueline E. C. King 2006 
Germaine Tropez Mathis 2005 
Mollie Ann McGee 2005 
Anice Nichols Moses 2005 
Jimmy Lee Owens, Jr. 2005 
Raymon L. Owens, Jr. 2005 
Franklin Riley Pennington 2006 
William N. Sheffield, III 2005 
Ray Lamar Varnado 2006 
Deborah Bernice Williams 2006 



c) 
d) 

e) 



Probationary deacons who became probationary elders? (Indicate year) None 

Probationary elders who became probationary deacons? (Indicate year) None 

Probationary members who transferred from other conferences or 
denominations? (1347) 
Virginia Phillips Allen (PE) 
Bennie Ray Kirk (PE) 



Mississippi Conference 
Mississippi Conference 



Who are continued as probationary members under the 1992 Discipline, what 
progress have they made in their ministerial studies, and in what year were they 
admitted to probationary membership (1369.1; 11417, 424 [1992]): 

a) As students in approved schools of theology? (1417(1) [1992])— Indicate for 
each person the number of years completed and the year admitted to 
probationary membership): None 



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b) In the advanced ministerial course of study? (1417(2) [1992])— Indicate for 
each person the number of years completed and the year admitted to 
probationary membership): None 

c) Following completion of their educational requirements? (1424(1) [1992])— 
Indicate for each person the year admitted to probationary membership): 
Jo-Beth Kee-Rees (1995) 

32. Who have been received from other Christian denominations (1347.3): (List 
alphabetically— see note preceding Question 27): 

a) As probationary members (1347. 3a,b)? (v)(date received) 
Steven Dale Berger Southern Baptist June 1, 2007 
Steven Wade Fowler Southern Baptist June 1, 2007 

b) As local pastors (1347.3a)? (v) (date received) None 

33. Who are elected as members in full connection? (List alphabetically— see note 
preceding Question 27. Anyone appearing on this question must also be listed 
somewhere in questions 34-35 or 37, unless the clergy's orders from another 
denomination were recognized on question 43 in a previous year.): 

a) Deacons 

Cathy Joy Arends 

b) Elders 

Lysbeth Bond Cockrell James Bryant Moore 

Beverly Ann Connelly Cory Lewis Sparks 

Katherine Grant Howell Maximilian Oscar Zehner 
Heather Haussler Leyland 

34. Who are elected for ordination as deacons in full connection: (List alphabetically - 
see note preceding Question 27) 

a) Under the transitional provisions for diaconal ministers (1369.3)? (v 2/3) 
None 

b) After probationary membership (1330)? (v 2/3) 
Cathy Joy Arends 

c) Transfer from elder in full connection? (1 309.3) (v 2/3) None 

35. Who are elected for ordination as elders? 

a) Under the transitional provisions for associate members (1369.2)? (v 2/3) 
None 

b) After probationary membership under the 1996 Discipline (1335)? (v 2/3) 
Lysbeth Bond Cockrell James Bryant Moore 

Beverly Ann Connelly Cory Lewis Sparks 

Katherine Grant Howell Maximilian Oscar Zehner 

Heather Haussler Leyland 



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c) Transfer from deacon in full connection? (1) 309.3) (v 2/3) None 

36. Who have been elected and ordained deacons under the 1992 Discipline (1)369.1; 
1)434 [1992]): (v) (List alphabetically— see note preceding Question 27. Indicate by 
an asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As associate members (1)434.1 [1992])? None 

b) As probationary members (1)434.2 [1992])? None 

37. Who have been elected and ordained elders under the 1992 Discipline (1)369.1; 
1)435 [1992]): (v) (List alphabetically— see note preceding Question 27. Indicate by 
an asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As theological graduates (1)435.1 [1992])? None 

b) As probationary members previously associate members (1)435.2 [1992])? 
None 

38. What probationary members, previously discontinued, are readmitted (1363)? (v) 
None 

39. Who are readmitted (1)1)364-366 [v], 1)367 [v 2/3]): 

a) As associate members? None 

b) As members in full connection? Louis Gilbert Blankenbaker (RM) 

40. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement (1)359.7): 

(v) 

a) As associate members? None 

b) As probationary members? (Indicate credential) None 

c) As members in full connection? (Indicate credential) None 

41. Who have been received by transfer from other annual conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (1)1)347.1, 416.5, 634.2m)? (List alphabetically. Indicate 
credential. See note preceding Question 27.) 

Name Conference Date 

Augustus Massillon Allen (FE) Mississippi June 1, 2007 

Virginia Phillips Allen PE) Mississippi June 1, 2007 

Bennie Ray Kirk (PE) Mississippi June 1, 2007 

42. Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations (1)347.2)? (List 
alphabetically. Indicate credential.) None 

43. What clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders 
recognized (1348): (v) 

a) As deacons? None 

b) As elders? None 



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44. Who have been ordained as a courtesy to other conferences, after election by the 
other conference? (See note preceding Question 27. Such courtesy elections or 
ordinations do not require transfer of conference membership.) 

a) Deacons in full connection? None 

b) Elders in full connection? None 

c) Deacons under 1992 Discipline? None 

d) Elders under 1992 Discipline? None 

45. Who have been transferred out to other annual conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (1416.5)? (List alphabetically. Indicate credential. See note 
preceding Question 27.) 

Name Conference Date 

Nathan Eugene Firmin (PD) Central Texas June 1, 2007 

Mary Beth Foye (FD) Oklahoma June 1, 2007 

Carol Diane Sparks (PE) North Texas June 1, 2007 

46. Who are discontinued as probationary members (1327.6)? (Indicate credential.) 
(v). 

None 

47. Who are on location? 

a) Who has been granted honorable location (1(360.1) ? (Give date when this 
action became effective. Record Charge Conference where membership is 
held. Indicate credential.): 

(1) This year? (v) None 

(2) Previously? 

Nov. 1, 1998 



Karen Albano (FE) 
Mary Sloan Baugh (FE) 
Louis P. Chrisman (FE) 
L. Chris Curry (FE) 
Scott L. Edenfield (FE) 
Richard Hebert (FE) 
James Hengestenberg (FE) 
Brenda Layman (FE) 
Bruce Layman (FE) 
Robert Marshall (FE) 
George Martin (FE) 
Marvin McFarland (FE) 
James R. McLean (FE) 
Jesse L. Means, Jr. (FE) 
Lynn Merrill (FE) 
Ronald Ramke (FE) 
Joe C. Rice (FE) 
James Richardson (FE) 
Kathy Schaffhauser (FE) 
Homer Singleton (FE) 



June 1, 1997 


June 5, 1980 


June 1, 1999 


Nov. 1, 1998 


June 15, 1998 


June 1, 1979 


June 5, 1986 


June 9, 1982 


June 5, 1980 


June 9, 1982 


June 7, 1968 


June 4, 1976 


June 9, 1972 


June 1, 1990 


June 5, 1980 


June 4, 1976 


June 5, 1986 


June 1, 1995 


June 4, 1971 



New Orleans: St. Matthews 
Baton Rouge: Jordan 
Acadiana: Asbury 
Baton Rouge: University 
Baton Rouge: St. Andrews 
Lake Charles: University 
El Paso: Sacramento Meth. 
Alexandria: Alexandria, First 
Alexandria: Alexandria, First 
Lake Charles: Jennings 
North Georgia: North Springs 
Monroe: Downsville 



Baton Rouge: Concord-Hope 
Monroe: Dubach 

Shreveport: Shreveport, First 

Baton Rouge: Broadmoor 
AL/West FL: Foley UMC 



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John E. Zehr (FE) June 1, 1997 Monroe: Trinity 

b) Who on honorable location are appointed ad interim as local pastors? (1(360.2) 
(Indicate date and appointment.) None 

c) Who has been placed on administrative location (1(362. 4c)? (Give date when 
this action became effective. Record Charge Conference where membership is 
held. Indicate credential.): 

(1) This year? (v) None 

(2) Previously? None 

48. Who have been granted the status of honorable location-retired (1(360.3)? (Record 
Charge Conference where membership is held. Indicate credential.): 

a) This year? (v) None 

b) Previously? 

Clayton Bennett (FE) May 30, 1958 Baton Rouge: Broadmoor 

George Hess (FE) June 1, 1979 Baton Rouge: Hammond, 

First 
Horace Holley (FE) May 31, 1957 

Reginald Monson (FE) October 1, 2003 

Richard Neuendorffer (FE) March 29, 1953 

49. Who have had their status as honorably located and their orders terminated 
(1(360.2)? (v) (Give date when this action became effective. Indicate credential.) 
None 

50. Who have had their conference membership terminated? (Give date when this 
action became effective. Indicate credential.) 

a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (1(361.1, .4)? (v) None 

b) By withdrawal from the ordained ministerial office (1J361.2, .4)? (v) None 

c) By withdrawal under complaints or charges (11(361.3, .4; 2719.2)? (v) None 

d) By termination of orders under recommendation of the Board of Ordained 
Ministry (1(354.5 )? (v) None 

e) By trial (12713)? (v) None 

51. Who have been suspended under the provisions of 1362.1c, 12704.2c or 12711.3? 
(Give effective dates. Indicate credential.) 

Rodney D. Wooten (FE) July 28, 2006 and November 3, 2006 

52. Deceased (List alphabetically in the spaces provided) 

a) What associate members have died during the year? 
Effective: None 
Retired: 
Harold Wadsworth Longfellow October 27, 1927 June 28, 2006 






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b) 



c) 



d) 



e) 



What probationary members have died during the year? (Indicate credential.) 
Effective: None 

Retired: None 

What elders in full connection have died during the year? 
Effective: 



Name 

Russell Lionel Jones, Sr. 

Retired: 

Name 

Terral Terpin Lowe 

Gilbert Horton Wade, Jr 

Melvin D. Zerger 



Date of Birth 
September 20, 1948 



Date of Death 
June 9, 2006 



Date of Birth 
January 11, 1927 
September 10, 1928 
August 27, 1923 



Date of Death 
October 22, 2006 
November 4, 2006 
February 2, 2007 

What deacons in full connection have died during the year? 
Effective: None 



Retired: None 

What local pastors have died during the year? 

Active: 

Retired: 

Name Date of Birth 

Donald Lee Huguley March 24, 1934 

Seaman Alvin Mayo October 10, 1927 

Murdock M. Snelling, Jr . October 21, 1926 



Date of Death 
November 7, 2006 
December 18, 2006 
May 16, 2007 



53. What probationary or ordained members have received appointments in other 
Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church while retaining their 
membership in this Annual Conference (11331.8, 346.1)? (List alphabetically; 
indicate annual conference where appointed. Indicate credential.) 
Name 

Douglas Monroe Baker (FE) 
Germaine Tropez Mathis (PE) 
Victor T. McCullough (FE) 
Jimmy Lee Owens, Jr. (PE) 
Inez Daggs Williams ( FD) 



Conference 


Date 


Texas 


June 1, 2007 


Southwest Texas 


June 1, 2006 


Oklahoma 


December 1, 2005 


North Carolina 


July 1, 2007 


North Texas 


June 1, 2006 



54. Who are the probationary or ordained members on leave of absence and for what 
number of years consecutively has each held this relation (1354)? (Indicate 
credential. Record Charge Conference where membership is held.) 



a) Voluntary? (v; v 2/3 after 5 years) 






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Name # of Years Charge Conference 

C. David Billings, Jr. (FE) 1 

Richard Michael Boyett (FE) 5 Pensacola, First 

Debra Kay Brazzel (FE) 10 Acadiana: Asbury 

Bryan Scott Dauphin (FE) 6 Shreveport: Cotton Valley 

Heidi Erin Davis (FE) 2 Shreveport: Broadmoor 

Gregor Anthony Dike (FE) 4 New Orleans: St. Marks 

Gregory Glen Mann (FE) 4 New Orleans: St. Matthews 

Walter Lamoyne Parr, Jr. (FE) 7 Shreveport: Greenwood 

Benjamin Santana-Ruiz (PE) 6 Shreveport: Keith ville 

Karen Davis Williams (FE) 6 New Orleans: 

b) Involuntary? (v 2/3) None 

c) Who have been placed on leave of absence since the last session of the annual 
conference (ad interim)?: 

(1) Voluntary? Heidi Erin Davis (FE) May 9, 2007 

(2) Involuntary? None 

d) Who on leave of absence have had their leaves terminated since the last session 
of the annual conference (ad interim)? 

Heidi Erin Davis (FE) November 17, 2006 

Mollie Ann McGee (PE) September 1, 2006 

55. Who have been granted family leave, and for what number of years consecutively 
has each held this relation (1(355)? (Indicate credential.) (v; v 2/3 after 5 years) 

a) At this session of the annual conference (include names of persons listed in 
Question 55b, if their leaves are continuing)? Jo-Beth Kee-Rees (PM) 2 years 

b) Since the last session of the annual conference (ad interim)? None 

c) Who have had their family leave terminated since the last session of the annual 
conference (ad interim)? None 

56. Who are granted sabbatical leave (1352)? (v) (Give date when this relation became 
effective; indicate credential.) None 

57. What actions have been taken concerning disabled members (1358)? (Indicate 
credential.) 

a) Who were granted incapacity leave since the last annual conference session 
(1358.2)? (Give effective dates ) None 

b) Who have had their incapacity leave terminated since the last conference 
session (1358.3)? (Give effective dates of terminations): None 

c) Who are granted incapacity leave at this session (1358. 1)? (v) 
Lance E. Brown PM New Orleans 

Charles R. Cosentino FL Monroe 

T. Nichols Evans, Jr. FE New Orleans 



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Sidney E. Irving FE Alexandria 

Jerry L. Johnson PE Baton Rouge 

J. Sidney Montegudo, Jr. FD Baton Rouge 

William A. Rowell, Jr. FE Acadiana 

58. What deacons have been granted transitional leave (1357)? (v) None 

59. What members in full connection have been retired (1(359): (List alphabetically 
giving full name— first, middle, last— in that order. If retiring in the interim 
between 

conference sessions (1)359. 2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under 
1f359.l, no vote required; under 1359.2, v; under 1359.3, v 2/3) 
Deacons 

a) This year? 
Barbara Materre Hamilton 
Carol Lawler Sherer (effective April, 1, 2007) 

b) Previously? Refer to Conference Journal Registry 

Elders 

a) This year? 
Willis William Dear 
Curtiss Pall Eden 
Meredith Douglas Ezell 

Judy Edwards Nelson (effective January 1 , 2008) 
Charles Gerald Richardson 
Richard Owens Teeter 

b) Previously? Refer to Conference Journal Registry 

60. What associate members have been retired (1359): (List alphabetically giving full 
name— first, middle, last— in that order. If retiring in the interim between 
conference sessions (1359. 2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under 
1359.1, no vote required; under 1359.2, v; under 1359.3, v 2/3) 

a) This year? Elizabeth Autry Wyatt 

b) Previously? Refer to Conference Journal Registry 

61. What probationary members have been retired (1359): (Indicate credential. If 
retiring in the interim between conference sessions (1359. 2d), indicate the effective 
date of retirement.) (Under 1359.1, no vote required; under 1359.2, v; under 
1359.3, v 2/3) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? Refer to Conference Journal Registry 

62. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors (1320.5): 



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a) This year? 
Allan William Anderson 
Burnell Bell, Sr. 
Virginia Kinkade Cutrer 
Linda Middlebrooks Hagan 
Robert Donald Hayes (January 1, 2007) 
Dorcas Ann Thornton 

b) Previously? Refer to Conference Journal Registry 

63. Changes in clergy membership: What is the number of ordained ministers: (NOTE: 
The numbers in parenthesis following each category listing are the question 
numbers in this report form where ministers in that category are listed. The 
number reported below should agree with the number of names listed in the 
corresponding questions.) 

a) Elected as associate members? (27) One (1) 

b) Elected as probationary members? (28a, b; 29a, b, c) Fourteen (14) 

c) Elected as deacons in full connection? (33a) One (1) 

d) Elected as elders in full connection? (33b) Seven (7)) 

e) Readmitted? (38, 39a, b) One (1) 

f) Retired made effective? (40a, b, c) None 

g) Transferred in? (32a, 41, 42) Five (5) 
h) Transferred out? (45) Three (3) 

i) Discontinued as probationary members? (46) None 

j) Honorably located this year? (47a 1) None 

k) Administratively located this year? (47c 1) None 

1) Withdrawn? (50a, b, c) None 

m) Termination of orders? (50d) None 

n) Terminated by trial? (50e) None 

o) Deceased? (52a, b, c) Five (5) 

64. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 353 

b) Local churches? 517 

65. What is the number of clergy members of the Annual Conference: 
a) By appointment category and conference relationship? 
(NOTES: 

(1) Where applicable, the question numbers on this report form corresponding to each 
category have been placed in parenthesis following the category title. Where these 
question numbers appear, the number reported in that category should agree with 
the number of names listed in the corresponding questions. 

(2) For the three categories of Appointments to Extension Ministries, please report as 
follows: 



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1344.1a, c): the number of clergy members appointed within United Methodist 

connectional structures, including district superintendents, or to an ecumenical 

agency. 

1344.1b, c): the number of clergy members appointed to extension ministries, under 

endorsement by the Division of Chaplains and Related Ministries of the General 

Board of Higher Education and Ministry. 

1344. Id): the number of clergy members appointed to other valid ministries, 
confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Annual Conference. 
See the Discipline paragraphs indicated for more detailed description of these 
appointment categories.) 



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Associate 
















Members & 


Full- 


Part- 




Deacons 


Elders 






Affiliate 


time 


time 




in Full 


in Full 


Probationary 


Probationary 


Members 


Local 


Loca 


Categories 


Connection 


Connection 


Deacons 


Elders 


With Vote 


Pastors 


Paste 


Pastors and deacons 
















whose primary 
















appointment is to a 
















Local Church 
















(11133 1.1c. 339) 


12 


165 


3 


34 


14 


33 


9 


Deacons (in full 
















connection and 
















probationary) 




xxxxx 




xxxxx 


xxxxx 


xxxxx 


XXX 


serving Beyond the 




xxxxx 




xxxxx 


xxxxx 


xxxxx 


XXX 


Local Church 




xxxxx 




xxxxx 


xxxxx 


xxxxx 


XXX 


(1331.1a, b) (87) 


7 


xxxxx 


6 


xxxxx 


xxxxx 


xxxxx 


XXX 


Appointments to 
















Extension 






xxxxx 










Ministries 


xxxxx 




xxxxx 










(1316.1; 344.1a, c) 


xxxxx 




xxxxx 










(88a) 


xxxxx 


24 


xxxxx 


2 


1 


2 




Appointments to 
















Extension 






xxxxx 










Ministries 


xxxxx 




xxxxx 










(1316.1; 344.1b, c) 


xxxxx 




xxxxx 










(88b) 


xxxxx 


22 


xxxxx 






1 




Appointments to 
















Extension 
















Ministries 


xxxxx 




xxxxx 










(1316.1; 344. Id) 


xxxxx 




xxxxx 










(88c) 


xxxxx 




xxxxx 










Appointments to 












xxxxx 


XX> 


Attend School (89) 




1 








xxxxx 


XX> 


Appointed to Other 
















Annual 












xxxxx 


XX} 


Conferences (53) 


1 


2 




2 




xxxxx 


XXJ 


On Leave of 












xxxxx 


XX) 


Absence (54a, 54b) 




8 




1 




xxxxx 


XX) 


On Family Leave 












xxxxx 


xx; 


(55a) 








1 




xxxxx 


xx; 


On Sabbatical 












xxxxx 


xx; 


Leave (56) 












xxxxx 


xx; 


On Incapacity 












xxxxx 


xx: 


Leave (57c) 


1 


3 




1 




xxxxx 


XX 


Deacons on 
















Transitional Leave 




xxxxx 




xxxx 


xxxxx 


xxxxx 


XX 


(58) 




xxxxx 




xxxxx 


xxxxx 


xxxxx 


xx: 


Retired 












xxxxx 


XX 


(59, 60, 61) 


4 


160 






16 


xxxxx 


XX 


Total Number, 
















Clergy Members 


25 


385 


9 


41 


31 


36 


< 


Grand Total, 
















All Conference 
















Clergy Members 








618 









b) By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: See the instruction for item 
65 for guidelines to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.) 



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Associate 
















Members 
















& 


Full- 


Part- 




Deacons in 








Affiliate 


time 


time 




Full 


Elders in Full 


Probationary 


Probationary 


Members 


Local 


Local 


Categories 


Connection 


Connection 


Deacons 


Elders 


with Vote 


Pastors 


Pastors 


emale 


20 


54 


8 


16 


5 


9 


38 


lale 


5 


331 


1 


25 


26 


27 


53 


otal Number, 
















lergy Members* 


25 


385 


9 


41 


31 


36 


91 


rand Total, 
















11 Conference 
















lergy Members* 






617 










sian 




1 




1 




1 




frican 
















merican/Black 


9 


39 




13 


6 


2 


38 


ispanic 




2 




2 








ative American 














1 


acific Islander 




1 












/hite 


16 


342 


9 


25 


25 


33 


52 


lulti-Racial 
















otal Number, 
















lergy Members* 


25 


385 


9 


41 


31 


36 


91 


rand Total, 
















11 Conference 
















lergy Members* 






618 











*The totals entered in these spaces should agree with the comparable totals in the 
bottom two lines of question 65a). 



PART III CERTIFICATION IN SPECIALIZED MINISTRY 

(I634.2t, The Book of Discipline) 

»te: Indicate credential of persons in Part III: FD, FE, PD, PE, AM, FL, PL, 
', and lay. 

. Who are the candidates in process for certification in specialized ministry? 



Joseph D. Awotwi (FE) 
Linda F. Clark (lay) 
Jan L. Cooke (lay) 
Betsy B. Eaves (FL) 
Tanya Oliver Farrar (lay) 
Georgia H. Ford (lay) 
Vicki deVeer Frick (lay) 
Cherri Turpin Johnson (lay) 
Vernon Shurrell Leggett (lay) 
Melanie Roemer Melville (lay) 
Ellen Buford Montegudo (FE) 



Spiritual Formation 
Youth Ministry 
Christian Education 
Spiritual Formation 
Spiritual Formation 
Spiritual Formation 
Christian Education 
Spiritual Formation 
Spiritual Formation 
Music Ministry 
Spiritual Formation 



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Roxanne Moore (lay) 

Charlotte Hightower Napper (lay) 

Jon Philip Olson (lay) 

James P. Parkerson (lay) 

Becky L. Poor (lay) 

Mary Elizabeth Taylor Roberts (lay) 

Cheryl Shannon Sandifer (lay) 

Emile E. Tosso, III (FL) 

Amy Kathryn Woodley Wakefield (lay) 



Youth Ministry 
Spiritual Formation 
Music Ministry 
Camp/Retreat Ministry 
Christian Education 
Youth Ministry 
Spiritual Formation 
Evangelism 
Music Ministry 



67. Who is certified in specialized ministry? (List the areas of specialized ministry, 
Indicate by an asterisk those certified this year.) 



Linda York Berg (lay) 
Lylln Guth Brinkman (lay) 
Janet C. Cavalier (FD) 
Rita Chiasson (PD) 
Margaret Boddie Clark (lay)* 
R. Michael Cloud (FD) 
Pamela Guin Crews (FD) 
Martha Janet Davis (PD) 
Carolyn T. Dove (lay) 
Barbara C. Einsel (FD) 
Renee H. Evans (lay) 
Carolyn O. Foster (RD) 
Barbara M. Hamilton (RD) 
John Edward Harper (FD) 
Janet D. Hogstrom (FD) 
Beverly Sue Kamm (lay) 
Anne N. King (lay) 
Constance W. Lerchie (lay) 
Amy K. Mercer (FD) 
Christine A. Roberts (FD) 
Brunetta A. Shamlin (FD) 
Carol L. Sherer (RD) 
Elaine C. Smith (RD) 
Regina L. Wren (FD) 



Christian Education 

Christian Education and Music 

Christian Education 

Music Ministry 

Spiritual Formation 

Music Ministry 

Christian Education 

Spiritual Formation 

Youth Ministry 

Christian Education and Youth Ministry 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 

Christian Education and Youth Ministry 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 

Music Ministry 

Music Ministry 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 

Christian Education 



68. Who are transferred in as a certified person in specialized ministry? None 

69. Who are transferred out as a certified person in specialized ministry? 
Mary Beth Foye (FD) Christian Education 

70. Who have been removed as a certified person in specialized ministry? None 

PART IV DIACONAL MINISTERS 

(Paragraph numbers in questions 71-82 refer to The 1992 Book of 

Discipline) 

71. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation (12625.4)? (v) 



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Laity: 

George K. Anding Lylln G. Brinkman Kathleen C. Conrad 

Alternates: 

Anita Crump Sarah Kreutziger 

72. Who are the candidates for diaconal ministry (1304-305)? None 

73. Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers (1307)? (v) (List 
alphabetically): None 

74. Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (1313.3c)? (v) None 

75. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (1312)? None 

76. Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers (1312)? None 

77. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by 
Annual Conference action (1313.3)? (Under 1313.3a, no vote; under 1313.3b, v 
2/3) None 

78. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a) Effective: None 

b) Retired: 
Name Date of Birth Date of Death 
Gloria Dix Chapman November 3, 1924 October 16, 2006 

79. What diaconal ministers have been granted leaves of absence under 1313.1a, c, d) 
(disability, study /sabbatical, or personal leave): (v) 

a. Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 
None 

b. At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in 
Question 78a, if their leaves of absence are continuing) None 

80. What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave (1313. le): 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 
None 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in 
Question 79a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): None 

81. Who have returned to active status: 

a) From disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave of absence (1313.1a, c, d)? 
None 

b) From extended leave (1313. le)? (v) None 

82. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal 
ministers (1313.2): (Under 1313.2b, v 2/3) 



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a) This year? None 

b) Previously? Refer to Conference Journal Registry 

PART V APPOINTMENTS AND CONCLUDING BUSINESS 

83. Who are approved for less than full-time service? 



a) 



What associate members, elders and probationary members (1992) are 
approved for appointment to less than full-time service, what is the total 
number of years for which such approval has been granted to each, and 
for what fraction of full-time service (in one-quarter increments) is 
approval granted (for purposes of equitable compensation claim and 
pension credit) 11338.2, 342.2, 1506.4b)? (v 3 / 4 ): 



Charles L. Floyd, Jr. (FE) 7 years 

Willie L. Henry (FE) 2 years 

Jackie Holmes, Jr. (AM) 4 years 

Steven R. Kelly (FE) 3 years 

Germaine Tropez Mathis (PE) 2 years 

M. Theresa McConnell (FE) 9 years 



75% 
75% 
25% 
25% 
25% 
75% 



b) 



What deacons in full connection and probationary deacons are approved for 
less than full-time service (1331.7)? 



Patricia T. Bates (PD) 2 years 

Rita M. Chiasson (PD) 1 year 

Barbara C. Einsel (FD) 3 years 

Linda A. Joseph (FD) 3 years 

Brunetta A. Shamlin (FD) 3 years 

Lusinda T.M. Warren (FD) 5 years 

Regina L. Wren (FD) 5 years 



75% 
25% 
25% 
25% 
25% 
25% 
75% 



84. 



Who have been appointed as interim pastors under the provisions of 1338.3 since 
the last session of the annual conference, and for what period of time? None 



85. What changes have been made in appointments since the last annual conference? 



Russell L. Jones 
Oscar Tippin, Jr. 
Anna M. Jackson 
Howard B. Childs 



From: Opelousas, St. Mark 

To: Deceased 

From: Zwolle, Haskin Chapel 

To: Retired 

From: No Appointment 

To: Zwolle, Haskin Chapel 

From: Boeuf Prairie-Little Creek 

To: Retired 
Fulton A. Raymond, Sr. From: No Appointment 

To: Opelousas, St. Mark 
Helena Wright-Butler From: No Appointment 

To: Hahnville, St. James 



06/10/06 
06/30/06 
07/01/06 
07/16/06 
07/16/06 
08/20/06 



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Lawrence K. Benson, 
Diane L. Bentley 
Jerald D. Danzell 
Ester L. Hammond. 
Willie Laws 
William V. Turner 
Rodney D. Wooten 
Terral T. Lowe 
Bryan S. Dauphin 
Donald L. Huguley 
Heide L. Davis 
May Borgen 
W. Wayne Ray 
Raymond M. Crofoot 
Robert D. Hayes 
Richard Baggett 
Jerry G. Brannen 
Bryon Core 
LaMarylis S. Cotten 
Matthew D. Foreman 
Roy A. Jefferson 
Dennis Lewellyn 
William E. Smith 



Jr.From: Lacombe 10/01/06 

To: Varnado 

From: N.O. Co-op. Parish #2 10/01/06 

To: Hughes Mem. -Andrew Chapel 
From: Logansport, Mt. Zion-Rosa 10/01/06 

To: Rosa 

From: Varnado 10/01/06 

To: Retired 

From: Hughes Mem.-Andrew Chapel 10/01/06 

To: Port Allen, Scott-S.U. Wesley Foundation 
From: No Appointment 10/01/06 

To: Lacombe 

From: Port Allen, Scott-S.U. Wesley Fd. 10/01/06 
To: N.O. Co-op. Parish #2 

From: Whitehall 10/22/06 

To: Deceased 

From: Cotton Valley 11/01/06 

To: Cotton Valley- Whitehall 

From: Pleasant Valley-Pine Grove 11/07/06 

To: Deceased 

From: Leave of Absence 11/17/06 

To: Chaplain, Holy Cross Hosp. 
From: Alexandria, First, Dir of Chr. Ed. 11/30/06 
To: No Appointment 

From: Union-Lea Joyner, Assoc. 12/01/06 

To: Union -Little Creek 

From: Choudrant-Indian Village 12/31/06 

To: Retired 

From: Greensburg- Wesley Chapel 12/31/06 

To: Retired 

From: No Appointment 01/01/07 

To: Fairview (T.B.S.) 

From: Bossier, First, Assoc. 01/01/07 

To: Pine Grove 

From: No Appointment 01/01/07 

To: Holly Grove (T.B.S.) 

From: No Appointment 01/01/07 

To: Greensburg- Wesley Chapel 
From: Marion-Bird's Chapel (T.B.S.) 01/01/07 

To: Marion-Bird's Chapel 

From: Welch, Jones- Jennings, Mallelieu 01/01/07 
To: Jennings, Mallelieu 

From: Holly Grove 01/01/07 

To: No Appointment 
From: No Appointment 01/01/07 



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86. 



87. 





To: Choudrant-Indian Village (T.B.S.) 




Lisa L. Turnbull 


From: Fairview-Lake Charles, First Assoc 
To: Lake Charles, First Assoc. 


. 01/01/07 


John H. Whaley 


From: No Appointment 
To: Welch, Jones (T.B.S.) 


01/01/07 


Jerry A. Means 


From: Ida 
To: Retired 


01/13/07 


Kendall R. Docter 


From: Bossier, Fellowship, Assoc. 
To: Ida 


01/14/07 


Edmun L Frankie 


From: Colquitt 
To: Retired 


02/01/07 


Linda M. Hagan 


From: Gonzales, First, Assoc.-St. Amant 

Faithful 

To: St. Amant, Faithful 


02/01/07 


Shawn T. Hornsby 


From: Campti, First-St. Maurice (T.B.S.) 
To: Campti, First-St. Maurice 


02/01/07 


Terry C. Willis 


From: Lisbon 

To: Lisbon-Colquitt 


02/01/07 


Kevin B. Collier 


From: Atlanta 

To: No Appointment 


02/11/07 


Denver Wofford 


From: No Appointment 
To: Atlanta (T.B.S.) 


02/12/07 


B. Carolyn Fletcher 


From: No Appointment 
To: Weaver (T.B.S.) 


03/01/07 


Willard Moore 


From: No Appointment 
To: Arizona (T.B.S.) 


03/01/07 


David Stewart 


From: No Appointment 
To: Holly Grove (T.B.S.) 


03/01/07 


Heide L. Davis 


From: Chaplain, Holy Cross Hospital 
To: Leave of Absence 


04/01/07 


Barbara L. Murray 


From: Benton, Min. of Music 
To: N.O., Co-op Parish #6 


04/01/07 


Wayne G. Taylor 


From: Sweetlake-Cameron Meth. Min. 
To: Resource Manager 


05/01/07 


Who are appointed to 


ministry to the local church and where are they appointed for 


the ensuing year? See Section VIII- Appointments of the 2007 Louisiana Annual 


Conference Journal. 







What Deacons in Full Connection are appointed beyond the local church for the 
ensuing year (1331.1a, b)? See Section VIII-Appointments of the 2007 
Louisiana Annual Conference Journal. 



Who are appointed to extension ministries for the ensuing year? 



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a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism (1344.1a, c)? See 
Section VIII-Appointments of the 2007 Louisiana Annual Conference 
Journal. 

b) To ministries endorsed by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry 
(1344.1b, c)? See Section VIII-Appointments of the 2007 Louisiana 
Annual Conference Journal. 

c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of (1344. Id)? (v. 2/3) See 
Section VIII-Appointments of the 2007 Louisiana Annual Conference 
Journal. 

89. Who are appointed to attend school (1416.6)? (List alphabetically all those whose 
prime appointment is to attend school.) 

Associate Members: None 

Probationary Members: 
Elenora Mackey Cushenberry 

Members in Full Connection: 
S. Brian Yeich 

90. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year (1310) [1992 
Discipline]? 

Lylln Guth Brinkman, Director of Adult Education and Evangelism at St. 

Timothy on the North Shore 

Rachel L. Scott, Coordinator of Missions/Outreach at Noel UMC in 

Shreveport 

91. What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as changes in 
pension credit (11506.6), corrections or additions to matters reported in the 
"Business of the Annual Conference" form in previous years, and legal name 
changes of clergy members and diaconal ministers.) 

Change Jacqueline Ellen Collins to Jacqueline E. C. King 

Change Jo Ann Sims to Jo Ann Cooper 

Sharon Duplantis Zehner - Full connection Deacon in process of changing 

orders to Elder has been approved by the Division of Elders to begin the Elder 

probationary process within the Louisiana Conference. 

92. Where and when shall the next Conference Session be held (1603.3)? 
Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana - June 1-4, 2008 




Memorial/Communion Service held at FUMC Baton Rouge on Sunday night. 




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Annual Conference Banners 





George K. Anding, Lay Leader Bishop William W. Hutchinson 




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Joe Kelley, UMM President 
Lay Session Skit 



id !W.\ 

frmLM I 





2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 25 

VII. CONFERENCE REGISTRY 

D = DISTRICT 

District Symbols: 

AC Acadiana MN Monroe 

AL Alexandria NO New Orleans 

BR Baton Rouge SH Shreveport 

LC Lake Charles 

CR = CONFERENCE RELATIONSHIP 

Conference Relationship Symbols: 

FE Elder in Full Connection 

PE Probationary Elder 

AM Associate Member 

FL Full-time Local Pastor 

PL Part-time Local Pastor 

SP Student Local Pastor 

OF Full Member of Other Denomination 

OE Member of Other Annual Conference or Other Methodist Denomination 

EP Elder/Full Minister from Other Denomination Serving UMC Probation 

OP Probationary Elder of Other Annual Conference 

PD Probationary Deacon 

FD Deacon in Full Connection 

DP Deacon From Other Denomination Serving UMC Probation 

OD Deacon Member of Other Annual Conference 

RA Retired Associate Member 

RD Retired Deacon in Full Connection 

RE Retired Member of Other Annual Conference or Other Methodist Denomination 

RF Retired Member of Other Denomination 

RL Retired Local Pastor 

RM Retired Ordained Minister 

SY Supply Pastor 

+ Indicates Registered for the 2007 Annual Conference Session 

Indicates Charge Served by a Retired Minister 
Any errors found in this section of the Journal should be reported to your District Office. 



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CLERGY 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



D 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Adams, James L. 


AL 


RM 


5100 Jackson Street Extension 


Ofc 




(Erma) 






Alexandria, LA 71301 


Fax 




Retired 






jleeadam@msn.com 


Hm 


318-792-2516 


Adams, W. Scott + 


NO 


FE 


303 Tennyson 


Ofc 


985-626-3307 


(Nancy) 






Mandeville, LA 70448 


Fax 


985-727-4862 


St. Timothy On The North Shore (Assoc.) 




sadams@sttimothyumc.org 


Hm 


985-624-4879 


Adkins, Johnie W., Jr. 


MN 


OF 


201 1 Harper Street 
Bernice, LA 71222 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-396-6815 


Bernice-Beech Grove-Summerfield 






bobqbird@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-285-7462 


Akin, Frank Brunson 


BR 


RM 


36350 Stanton Hall Avenue 


Ofc 




(Leslie) 






Denham Springs, LA 70706 


Fax 


225-665-7636 


Retired 






fbakin@cox.net 


Hm 


225-665-8349 


Alexander, Kern F. + 


MN 


FD 


3900 Loop Road 


Ofc 


318-325-7335 


(Mary Linda) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 


318-325-8320 


Monroe, First , Minister of Music 






kema@fumcmla.com 


Hm 


318-387-5744 


Allen, Augustus M. + 


BR 


FE 


10230 Mollylea Drive 


Ofc 


225-924-6269 


(Virginia) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Fax 


225-928-9472 


Broadmoor (Assoc.) 






lallen@broadmoor-umc.org 


Hm 


225-772-6974 


Allen, Virginia P. + 


BR 


PE 


10230 Mollylea Drive 


Ofc 


225-924-6269 


(Augustus) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Fax 


225-928-9472 


Broadmoor (Assoc.) 






gallen@broadmoor-umc.org 


Hm 


225-772-6681 


Alston, Ellen R. + 


SH 


FE 


9400 Ellerbe Road 


Ofc 


318-865-2070 








Shreveport, LA 71 106 


Fax 


318-865-6011 


Grace Community (Assoc.) 






ellen@gracehappens.org 


Hm 


318-865-1953 


Andress, Will K. 


SH 


FL 


P.O. Drawer 1567 


Ofc 


318-429-6887 


(Julia) 






Shreveport, LA 71 165 


Fax 


318-429-6877 


Shreveport, First , Minister of Music 






wandress@fumcshreveport.org 


Hm 


318-868-1166 


Andrews, Christopher H. + 


BR 


FE 


930 North Boulevard 


Ofc 


225-383-4777 


(Gloria) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 


225-383-4045 


Baton Rouge, First 






chris@firstmethodist.org 


Hm 


225-769-4413 


Anglim, Shawn M. + 


NO 


FE 


3004 Ursulines Avenue 


Ofc 


504-488-0856 


(Anne) 






New Orleans, LA 701 19 


Fax 


504-488-0926 


New Orleans, First 






shawn.anglim@gmail.com 


Hm 


504-872-9970 


Arends, Cathy Joy + 


BR 


FD 


18642 Magnolia Estates 


Ofc 


225-677-9303 








Prairieville, LA 70769 


Fax 


225-677-9303 


Paracletia, Inc./Meadows Chapel (Assoc.) 




paracletia@eatel.net 


Hm 




Asbury, Lou Ann 


MN 


RM 


HC-75, Box 180 
Chama, NM 87520 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






louannasbury@zianet.com 


Hm 


505-588-0006 


Aucoin, Byron J. 


LC 


FL 


102 Harvest Point Circle 


Ofc 


337-334-7166 


(Martha) 






Lafayette, LA 70506 


Fax 




Indian Bayou-Centenary 






airdevfive@cox.net 


Hm 


337-981-0868 


August, Terrence S. + 


NO 


FE 


23873 Highway 430 


Ofc 


985-986-3775 


(Cynthia) 






Franklinton, LA 70438 


Fax 




Angie, Wesley Ray-Live Oak-Mary's 


Chapel 




wesleyrayumc@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-839-5245 


August, Wilbert C. 


BR 


RM 


7824 Nottingham 


Ofc 




(Evelyn) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70807 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


225-355-7014 


Avant, Nathan T., Jr. 


AL 


RA 


205 LeBaron Road 
Atlanta, LA 71404 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


337-368-7877 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 27 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



D CR 



ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Averett, Clyde W. 

(Freida) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


5522 East Meadow Drive 
Bossier City, LA 71 112 
cfaverett@webtv.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-747-3479 


Avery, Donald R. + 
(Marcia) 
Natchitoches, First 


AL 


FE 


41 1 Second Street 
Natchitoches, LA 71457 
dravery@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-357-8296 
318-357-8303 
318-352-3905 


Awotwi, Joseph D. + 

(Johanna) 

St. Mark 


BR 


FE 


1445 North 29th Street 

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

hvnbndjd8@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-357-6150 
225-357-6113 
225-344-3677 


Babin, Harold B. + 

(Patricia) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


P.O. Box 195 
Zachary, LA 70791 
hbbl 95@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-654-2641 


Babington, Thomas M. 

(Sybil) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


7 Stonebridge Circle Apt. 712 
Little Rock, AR 72223-4561 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


501-868-6347 
501-868-6346 


Baggett, Richard A. 
Fairview , Supply Pastor 


LC 


SY 


P.O. Box 247 
Crowley, LA 70527 
drbagg@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-477-8389 
337-788-3125 


Bailes, Homer V. 
Retired 


MN 


RM 


P.O. Box 92 
Ruston, LA 71273 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-251-3827 


Baker, Arthur M. 

(Nancy) 

Retired 


AL 


RM 


408 Hiawatha Trail 
Pineville, LA 71 360 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-640-8241 


Baker, Douglas Monroe + 

(Gina) 

Marvin UMC, Tyler, TX (Assoc.) 


BR 


FE 


6010 Redcoat Lane 
Tyler, TX 75703 
dbaker@marvinumc.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


903-592-7396 


Bakewell, Alfred C, III + 

(Tomarie) 

East Jefferson Hospital 


NO 


FE 


5100 Cleveland Place 
Metairie, LA 70003 
alfredbakewell@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-218-7859 


Bares, Weldon C. + 
Lea Joyner Memorial 


MN 


FE 


4390 Old Sterlington Road 
Monroe, LA 71203 
wcbares@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-343-0073 
318-343-9528 
318-343-0461 


Baringer, John F. 
Retired 


NO 


RM 


4516 30th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


202-244-6268 


Barker, Rex Stephen 

(Deborah) 

Boeuf Prairie 


MN 


OF 


P.O. Box 75 
Ft. Necessity, LA 71243 
rexdeb83@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-723-4121 


Barrett, James W., Jr. + 
Faith 


MN 


FE 


3510 Arkansas Road 
West Monroe, LA 71291 
JBARRET98@worldnet.att.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-396-0326 
318-396-1935 


Bates, Patricia Teel + 

(James) 

Homer-Homer, Wesley Chapel , 


SH PD 
Minister Of Educ 


148 Arlington 
Homer, LA 71040 
pbates@cmaaccess.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-927-3365 
318-927-3199 
318-927-3456 


Bazer, Judith D. + 
Ellerbe Road 


SH 


AM 


10130 Ellerbe Church Road 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 
Judybazer@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-797-8608 
318-745-2145 


Beaumont, Barbara J. + 

(LeRoy) 

Donaldsonville, First-Lutcher 


AC 


PL 


264 Firethorn Drive 
Gretna, LA 70056 
Bbeau50096@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-344-7695 
225-433-1396 
504-394-1106 


Beck, Jonathan W. + 

(Mary) 

Shreveport, First (Assoc.) 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Drawer 1567 
Shreveport, LA 71 165 
jbeck@fumcshreveport.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-424-7771 
318-429-6888 
318-219-3816 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Beeler, Thomas C. 


BR 


FL 


32435 Mangum Chapel Road 


Ofc 


225-686-2213 


(Julia) 






Walker, LA 70785 


Fax 




Mangum Chapel-Livingston 






beelert@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-686-2962 


Benge, Mark B., Sr. + 


MN 


FE 


222 South Washington Street 


Ofc 


318-281-2872 


(Sandra) 






Bastrop, LA 71220 


Fax 


318-281-2874 


Bastrop, First-Collinston 






bastropfumc@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-281-7830 


Bengtson, Robert W. 


AC 


RM 


1 00 Aron Drive 


Ofc 




(Bonnie) 






Lafayette, LA 70503 


Fax 


337-406-0907 


Retired 






rwbbdb@yahoo.com 


Hm 


337-993-2439 


Benson, Lawrence K., Jr. + 


NO 


PL 


292 Humphrey Road 


Ofc 


985-516-1262 


(Alta) 






Poplarville, MS 39470 


Fax 




Varnado 








Hm 


601-772-9461 


Bentley, Diane L. + 


BR 


PE 


1950 Harding Boulevard 


Ofc 


225-383-4351 


(Wilbert) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70807-5543 


Fax 


225-383-4351 


Hughes Memorial-Andrews Chapel 






bentid2@aol.com 


Hm 


225-775-9332 


Berger, Stephen D. + 


BR 


PE 


10328 Jefferson Highway 


Ofc 


225-293-4440 


(Dianne) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


Fax 


225-293-6821 


Jefferson (Assoc.) 






steve@jeffersononline.org 


Hm 


225-753-3741 


Bergeron, Tommy Ray, Sr. + 


BR 


RM 


9423 Rainford Road 


Ofc 




(Peggy) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


Fax 


225-767-6118 


Retired 






trbsrosl@aol.com 


Hm 


225-757-0204 


Bethley, Ramonalynn W. + 


AL 


FE 


2350-A Methodist Parkway 


Ofc 


318-443-3213 


(Rusty) 






Woodworth, LA 71485 


Fax 


318-448-3550 


District Superintendent 






umcalxds@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-442-6319 


Bevill, Lillard R. 


MN 


RM 


P.O. Box 155 


Ofc 




(Vida) 






Wisner, LA 71 378 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


318-724-6956 


Billings, C. David, Jr. 


NO 


FE 


21 56 Cruger Avenue, Apt 26 


Ofc 




(Margery Freeman) 






Bronx, NY 10462 


Fax 




Leave of Absence 








Hm 


718-918-2716 


Black, John Robert + 


SH 


PE 


201 John Wesley Boulevard 


Ofc 


318-742-3823 


(Jennifer) 






Bossier City, LA 71 112 


Fax 


318-746-1819 


Bossier City, First (Assoc.) 






jblack@fumcbossier.org 


Hm 


318-746-0262 


Blair, Burton F. + 


SH 


FE 


835 Poleman Road 


Ofc 


318-221-4716 


(Ginger) 






Shreveport, LA 71 107 


Fax 


318-221-4725 


North Highlands 








Hm 


318-425-1965 


Blakely, William C. 


SH 


RM 


3340 Pines Road 


Ofc 




(Bettie) 






Shreveport, LA 71 119 


Fax 


318-635-5493 


Retired 






williblake3@aol.com 


Hm 


318-621-9909 


Blakeman, H. Warren 


MN 


RM 


220 Winterberry Lane 


Ofc 




(Mary Lou) 






West Monroe, LA 71292 


Fax 


318-397-7858 


Retired 






wblakeman1@comcast.net 


Hm 


318-397-7764 


Blanchard, Chris A. + 


AC 


FE 


300 East Martial Avenue 


Ofc 


337-981-2088 


(Susie) 






Lafayette, LA 70508 


Fax 


337-988-3286 


Lafayette, Covenant 






chris@covenantum.org 


Hm 


337-504-2215 


Blankenbaker, Louis G. 


LC 


RM 


812 Kirkman Street 


Ofc 


337-436-6656 


(Mary) 






Lake Charles, LA 70601 


Fax 


337-439-8335 


Lake Charles, First (Assoc.) * 






louis.blankenbaker@fumclc.org 


Hm 


337-478-3658 


Blount, Henry C, Jr. 


AL 


RM 


4716 Bayou Court Drive 
Alexandria, LA 71303 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






pappab@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-442-0440 


Blue, Ellen J. + 


NO 


FE 


2219 East 7th Street 


Ofc 


918-270-6443 


(James Wilson) 






Tulsa, OK 74104 


Fax 


918-270-6474 


Phillips Theological Seminary 






ellen.blue@ptstulsa.edu 


Hm 


918-582-1934 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 29 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Boggs, Leon A. + 


LC 


FE 


423 Live Oak 


Ofc 


337-527-3602 


(Mary Ann) 






Sulphur, LA 70663 


Fax 


337-527-3647 


Sulphur, Wesley-Hackberry 






wesleyumcsulphur@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


337-527-3921 


Boudreaux, Irvin J. + 


NO 


FE 


5613 Ruth Street 


Ofc 


504-486-3982 


(Monica) 






Metairie, LA 70003 


Fax 


504-482-1964 


St. Lukes 






ijb@minister.com 


Hm 


504-456-0827 


Bourque, Milton E. 


BR 


PL 


22980 Walker S. Road 


Ofc 


225-695-6846 


(Carolyn) 






Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Fax 




Huff Chapel 








Hm 




Bowdon, J. Henry, Jr. + 


LC 


RM 


109 Manor Lane 


Ofc 


337-474-1500 


(Virginia) 






Lake Charles, LA 70605 


Fax 




Retired 






henrybowdon@yahoo.com 


Hm 


337-474-7833 


Bowman, Kenneth R. + 


NO 


FE 


3300 Eton Street 


Ofc 


504-394-5483 


(Ginger) 






New Orleans, LA 70131 


Fax 


504-394-5326 


Aurora 






bowman3568@bellsouth.net 


Hm 




Boyd, Troy Edward, Jr. + 


AC 


FE 


101 Live Oak Boulevard 


Ofc 


337-984-4211 


(Rita) 






Lafayette, LA 70503 


Fax 


337-984-7844 


Lafayette, Asbury 






eboyd@asbury-umc.org 


Hm 


337-984-2038 


Boyett, R. Michael 


SH 


FE 


5075 Canal Street 


Ofc 




(Caroline) 






Milton, FL 32570-2258 


Fax 




Leave of Absence 








Hm 


850-393-7361 


Braden, M. John 


SH 


RM 


504 Gayle Avenue 


Ofc 




(Susie) 






Plain Dealing, LA 71064-4270 


Fax 




Retired 






bradenj@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-326-7655 


Bradford, Robert A, Jr. + 


MN 


OE 


P.O. Box 5093 


Ofc 




(Kymberly) 






Monroe, LA 71211-5093 


Fax 




Monroe, St. James 






thenobleonel 906@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-361-2216 


Bradley, Samuel L. 


SH 


PL 


603 Sunset Lane 


Ofc 


318-377-6612 


(Bessie) 






Minden, LA 71055 


Fax 




Pilgrim Rest 








Hm 


318-377-6612 


Branch, Dale E. + 


NO 


FE 


18186 Manchac Place Drive 


Ofc 


504-833-2288 


(Deola) 






Prairieville, LA 70769-3387 


Fax 


504-833-4081 


West New Orleans Cooperative Parish , Team M« 


yuckcy23@yahoo.com 


Hm 


225-673-8841 


Brannen, Jerry G. 


SH 


PL 


5527 Meadowsweet Circle 


Ofc 


318-673-2745 


(Deborah) 






Bossier City, LA 71 112-8821 


Fax 




Pine Grove 






jgbrannen@aep.com 


Hm 


318-742-2210 


Branton, L. Ray 


SH 


RM 


10026 Ferry Creek Drive 


Ofc 




(Gwen) 






Shreveport, LA 71 106-8406 


Fax 




Retired 






lrbran@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-797-3699 


Bray, Mark A. + 


NO 


FE 


301 Bamboo Road 


Ofc 


985-652-6560 


(Shelley) 






Laplace, LA 70068 


Fax 


985-652-3149 


Laplace, First 






masbray@hotmail.com 


Hm 


985-651-2706 


Brazzel, Debra K. 


AC 


FE 


213 Glen Eden Road 


Ofc 




(Geoffrey Dunkak) 






Durhanm, NC 27713 


Fax 




Leave of Absence 








Hm 


919-361-3400 


Breaux, Connie 


MN 


FD 


1000 West Woodward 


Ofc 


318-274-3135 








Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 


318-255-6001 


Ruston, Trinity (Assoc.) 






connieb@trinityruston.org 


Hm 


318-255-6001 


Brent, Wilson H. 


LC 


RM 


304 Trafalgar Lane 


Ofc 




(Gerry) 






Cary, NC 27513 


Fax 




Retired 






whbrent@hotmail.com 


Hm 


919-319-1544 


Bricker, David L. + 


AC 


FL 


101 Live Oak Boulevard 


Ofc 


337-984-4211 


(Robin) 






Lafayette, LA 70503 


Fax 


337-984-7844 


Lafayette, Asbury (Assoc.) 






davidbricker@asbury-umc.org 


Hm 


337-504-3190 



1 30 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Briggs, Darrel W., Sr. + 


AC 


PL 


13026 Community Road 


Ofc 


337-276-6453 


(Suzie) 






Abbeville, LA 70510 


Fax 




Jeanerette, St Paul-Franklin, Asbury 






briggsdw@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


337-898-0403 


Brown, Arnold V. + 


BR 


FE 


5151 Bull Run Drive 


Ofc 


225-344-2535 


(Doris) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70817 


Fax 


225-344-2050 


Neely 






arnoldoris@cs.com 


Hm 


225-275-0043 


Brown, Bruce L. + 


NO 


PE 


47270 Hwy 438 


Ofc 


918-270-6443 


(Jerolyn) 






Franklinton, LA 70438 


Fax 


985-986-2620 


Winan-Hayes Chapel 






hackleypreacher@aol.com 


Hm 


985-795-2766 


Brown, Lance E. 


NO 


PM 


12726 Broadstreet 


Ofc 




(Pat) 






Detroit, Ml 48238 


Fax 




Incapacity Leave 








Hm 


313-931-6955 


Brown, Michael T. 


MN 


SY 


522 New Monroe Road 
Bastrop, LA 71220 


Ofc 
Fax 




Mt. Nebo-Washington Chapel-Mt. Sina 






revmikel 977@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-283-8272 


Bulhof, Angela Cooley + 


LC 


FE 


501 East Sale Road 


Ofc 


337-477-2191 


(Johannes) 






Lake Charles, LA 70605 


Fax 


337-477-2194 


McNeese Wesley Foundation 






jws_mcneese@suddenlinkmail.com 


Hm 


337-494-5741 


Bullard, Lyndle R. + 


AL 


FE 


P.O. Box 127 


Ofc 


318-992-4020 


(Mona) 






Jena, LA 71342 


Fax 


318-992-5594 


Jena, Nolley Memorial-Belah 






nolleyumc@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-992-5024 


Bullock, Scott T. + 


AC 


FE 


1 1 9 Jefferson Street 


Ofc 


337-369-3721 


(Paige) 






New Iberia, LA 70560 


Fax 


337-367-5079 


New Iberia, First 






scottbullock@cox-internet.com 


Hm 


337-369-3514 


Burgess, Robert L. + 


MN 


FE 


3101 Armand Street, Suite 2 


Ofc 


318-387-7364 


(Peggy) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 


318-387-0000 


District Superintendent 






monroedistrict@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-387-2426 


Burleigh, Elaine Melissa + 


BR 


PE 


930 North Boulevard 


Ofc 


225-383-4777 








Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 


225-383-4045 


Baton Rouge, First (Assoc.) 






elaine@firstmethodist.org 


Hm 


225-223-6152 


Bush, Steven W. + 


LC 


PL 


701 N. Texas Street 


Ofc 


337-463-6061 


(Sharon) 






Deridder, LA 70634 


Fax 




Merryville-Deridder, Wesley 






revstevebush@yahoo.com 


Hm 





Cady, Manasseh C. 

(Rosemary) 

Retired 

Cain, Douglas L. + 

(Martie) 

District Superintendent 



SH RM P.O. Box 741 

Blanchard, LA 71009 
mcdrc@bellsouth.net 



SH FE P.O. Box 41 188 

Shreveport, LA 71 134-11 J 
Druid48@yahoo.com 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 



318-929-1923 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 



318-869-5729 
318-865-9623 
318-861-6922 



Calvin, George W. O, Sr. 


NO 


RM 


4500 Annunciation Street 
New Orleans, LA 70115 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


504-919-8070 


Calvo, Samuel + 


NO 


OE 


62200 Lions Road 


Ofc 


985-747-0515 


(Saray) 






Amite, LA 70422 


Fax 


985-747-0515 


El Mesias 






samuel_calvo@juno.com 


Hm 


985-747-0515 


Campbell, Alonzo James + 


BR 


FE 


527 North Boulevard 


Ofc 


225-346-1646 


(Jacqueline) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 


225-382-2652 


Multi-Cultural Ministries Director 






ajcampbell@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-924-7594 


Cannon, John Allison + 


SH 


FE 


903 Broadway 


Ofc 


318-377-1483 


(Erin) 






Minden, LA 71055 


Fax 


318-377-2674 


Minden, First 






revcannon@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-377-0994 


Caraway, James J. + 


MN 


RM 


271 1 Rosedale Drive 


Ofc 




(Carol) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 




Retired 






jjcc100000@aol.com 


Hm 


318-340-9956 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 31 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



D CR 



ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Caraway, Steven W. + 


SH 


FE 


3939 Pines Road 


Ofc 


318-636-7376 


(Cheryl) 






Shreveport, LA 71119 


Fax 


318-635-8495 


Mangum 






swcaraway@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-797-4141 


Caraway, Stone W. + 


MN 


RM 


2301 Point Drive 


Ofc 




(Eleanor) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 




Retired 






eldswc@aol.com 


Hm 


318-323-1231 


Carlson, Cathy S. 


MN 


FE 


1025 West Markham Avenue 


Ofc 










Durham, NC 27701 


Fax 


932-909-7634 


Exec. Dir. Community Ministries Inc. 






communimedia@juno.com 


Hm 


919-688-0859 


Carlton, David C. + 


AL 


FL 


P.O. Box 635 


Ofc 


318-339-9044 


(Sandra) 






Jonesville, LA 71343 


Fax 


318-339-6662 


Jonesville-Harrisonburg 






pastordave71 343@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-339-9892 


Carpenter, Aaron J. + 


AC 


FL 


P.O. Box 656 


Ofc 


985-395-5333 


(M.) 






Patterson, LA 70392-0656 


Fax 


985-395-5333 


Patterson 






ajcarp@cox.net 


Hm 


985-399-4700 


Carpenter, Eddie 


AL 


OF 


P.O. Box 243 


Ofc 


318-765-9384 


(Karen) 






Pollock, LA 71467 


Fax 




Pollock-Liberty Chapel 






kbcarp@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-765-3711 


Carpenter, M. Amanda + 


AC 


PL 


11 37 Lee Street 


Ofc 


985-384-7108 


(Aaron) 






Patterson, LA 70392 


Fax 


985-385-6866 


Berwick 






macgnolia4@aol.com 


Hm 


985-399-4700 


Carroll, Kenneth Morris + 


BR 


FE 


10230 Mollylea Drive 


Ofc 


225-924-6269 


(Susan) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Fax 


225-928-9472 


Broadmoor (Assoc.) 






kcarroll@broadmoor-umc.org 


Hm 


225-751-2845 


Carroll, P. Curtis, Jr. 


AL 


FL 


P.O. Box 577 
Olla, LA 71465 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-495-5534 


Olla-Urania-Trout, Justiss Memorial-Eden 




ccaroll@meadville.edu 


Hm 


318-495-5932 


Carroll, Paul C, Sr. 


SH 


RM 


2900 Patricia 


Ofc 


318-746-4987 


(Una) 






Bossier City, LA 71 112 


Fax 




Barksdale * 








Hm 


318-742-4164 


Carruth, Angus L. 


BR 


RM 


11939 Parkmount 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






liveoakl 23@aol.com 


Hm 


225-291-2463 


Carter, Paul W. 


BR 


RM 


700 Hardy Street 


Ofc 




(Margurite) 






Amite, LA 70422-2322 


Fax 




Retired 






carter335@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-747-0730 


Carter, Robert C. 


BR 


RM 


221 1 Lawnmont Avenue, Apt. #1 1 6 
Austin, TX 78756 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


601-497-6285 


Carter, Robert E. 


SH 


RM 


9138 Simmons Boulevard 


Ofc 




(Marjorie) 






Shreveport, LA 71118 


Fax 




Retired 






CWinBob@email-server.us 


Hm 




Cavalier, Janet C. + 


NO 


FD 


1201 MetairieRoad 


Ofc 


504-834-9910 


(Daryl) 






Metairie, LA 70005 


Fax 


504-834-9913 


Munholland , Dir. Christian Education 






janetc@munholland.org 


Hm 


504-393-7183 


Chambers, Curtis A. 


MN 


RM 


1 120 E. Davis Drive, Apt. #423 


Ofc 




(Anna June) 






Terre Haute, IN 47802-4067 


Fax 




Retired 






curtisa3@verizon.net 


Hm 


812-238-8516 


Chance, Robert H., Jr. + 


NO 


PL 


335 Asbury Drive 


Ofc 


985-626-3307 








Mandeville, LA 70471 


Fax 


985-727-4862 


St. Timothy On The North Shore (Assoc.) 




rchancel @earthlink.net 


Hm 




Chapman, Kenneth B. 


AC 


RE 


120 S. Tanglewood Drive 


Ofc 


337-623-9981 


(Ruby) 






Eunice, LA 70535 


Fax 




Melville-Palmetto * 








Hm 


337-457-7407 



132 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Chiasson, Rita M. + 


BR 


PD 


7890 Florida Boulevard 


Ofc 


225-665-8995 








Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Fax 


225-665-7040 


Denham Springs, First (Assoc.) 






pianobells88@aol.com 


Hm 


225-665-5243 


Chigumira, Eunice + 


NO 


PE 


229 Albania Drive 


Ofc 


504-895-6110 


(Simon) 






Luling, LA 70070 


Fax 


504-899-7067 


Crosstown Cooperative Parish , Team Member 


chigumirae@yahoo.com 


Hm 


337-439-5453 


Chigumira, Simon + 


NO 


PE 


229 Albania Drive 


Ofc 


504-394-5483 


(Eunice) 






Luling, LA 70070 


Fax 


504-394-5326 


Aurora (Assoc.) 






chigumira@hotmail.com 


Hm 


337-439-5453 


Childs, Howard B. 


MN 


RM 


411 Macon Street 


Ofc 




(Betty) 






Winnsboro, LA 71295 


Fax 




Retired 






rayesdad@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-435-3954 


Church, Percell, Sr. 


NO 


RM 


5602 Marbut Road 


Ofc 


770-808-0358 


(Marie) 






Lithonia, GA 30058 


Fax 




Retired 






mfc4970@aol.com 


Hm 


504-242-4098 


Cieslukowski, Corrie + 


LC 


OP 


P.O. Box 366 


Ofc 


318-335-3336 


(Brian) 






Oakdale, LA 71463 


Fax 




Oakdale-Pine Prairie 






corriecies@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-335-2411 


Civils, Carol 


BR 


PD 


714 North Allyson 


Ofc 


225-924-6269 


(Dave) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Fax 


225-928-9472 


DynaVox Technologies/Broadmoor (Assoc.) 




carolcivils@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-928-0651 


Clark, Davis W. + 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 74706 


Ofc 


225-355-3991 


(Saundra) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4706 


Fax 


225-355-5638 


Jordan 






daviswclark@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-355-5571 


Clark, Michael 


BR 


SY 


P.O. Box 774 


Ofc 


225-635-3891 


(Jean) 






St. Francisville, LA 70775 


Fax 




Tunica 






mjclark73@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-635-6293 


Clark, Ossie D. + 


AL 


SY 


904 Mill Street 
Colfax, LA 71417 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-487-8453 


Alexandria, St. Marks 






st.markumc@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-627-5594 


Cloud, Roger Michael + 


MN 


FD 


1000 West Woodward 


Ofc 


318-251-0750 


(Debra) 






Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 


318-255-5376 


Ruston, Trinity , Minister of Music 






mickyc@trinityruston.org 


Hm 


318-255-8915 


Clunan, Russell S. + 


BR 


FL 


4074 Chatfield Avenue 


Ofc 


225-766-4594 


(Mimi) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70808 


Fax 


225-766-4624 


St. Johns (Assoc.) 






russellclunan@hotmail.com 


Hm 


225-343-0161 


Cockburn, Richard L. + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 505 


Ofc 


318-624-0516 


(Debra) 






Haynesville, LA 71038 


Fax 


318-624-0510 


Haynesville-Shongaloo 






rich.cockburn@gmail.com 


Hm 


318-624-0558 


Coker, John C, Sr. 


BR 


RM 


514 0akford Drive 


Ofc 




(Louise) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70815-7246 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


225-272-2641 


Collie, Mary Anne + 


MN 


PL 


4311 Spurgeon Street, Apt. 20 
Monroe, LA 71203 


Ofc 
Fax 




Baskin 






mad collie@aol.com 


Hm 


318-547-9614 


Collins, Emmett C, Jr. 


AC 


PL 


PO Box 1629 


Ofc 


225-625-2407 


(Shirley) 






Clinton, LA 70722 


Fax 




Maringouin, St. Peter-Shiloh 








Hm 


225-683-3919 


Colvin, Reginald D. 


MN 


PL 


1704 Highway 563 


Ofc 




(Joan) 






Dubach, LA 71235 


Fax 




Antioch, Simsboro 






regcolvin@earthlink.net 


Hm 


318-777-8780 


Comeaux, Joy Lynn + 


BR 


SP 


2525 West Orice Roth Road, Apt. 


100' Ofc 


225-647-4678 








Gonzales, LA 70737 


Fax 


225-647-9324 


Gonzales (Assoc.) 






joyiam-1 @hotmail.com 


Hm 


225-644-7648 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 33 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 


D 


CR 


ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Comer, James F. + 
Retired 


NO 


RM 


7180 S. River Road #5 
Addis, LA 70710 
feedman23@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-488-1097 


Connelly, Beverly Hubbard + SH 

(Joe) 

Pool of Siloam/Mansfield, Wesley-Bonchest 


FE 


3901 Scenic Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71119 
beverlyconnelly@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-872-5096 
318-631-0626 


Connelly, Joe D. + 
(Beverly) 
Fairfield-Shady Grove 


SH 


FE 


P Box 38742 
Shreveport, LA 71133-8742 
jdconnelly@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-868-7771 
318-631-0626 


Conner, Jeffery D. + NO 

(Rebecca) 

East Cooperative Parish , Team Member 


FE 


1016 First Street 
New Orleans, LA 70130 
jcon444@earthlink.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-945-2904 
504-525-8031 


Conner, Rebecca D. + NO 

(Jeffery) 

East Cooperative Parish , Team Member 


FE 


1016 First Street 
New Orleans, LA 701 30 
bconn444@earthlink.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-945-2904 
504-525-8031 


Conrad, Clifton C, Sr. + 

(Kathleen) 

St. Mark 


AC 


PE 


534 S. Market Street 
Opelousas, LA 70570 
k_conrad@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-948-8537 
337-232-0909 
337-235-1941 


Cooper, Jo Ann + 

(Edward) 

Monroe, First (Assoc.) 


MN 


PL 


3900 Loop Road 
Monroe, LA 71201 
revjoannc@fumcmla.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-325-7335 
318-325-8320 
318-330-9044 


Cooper, Lala B. + 
Chatham 


MN 


PL 


2404 Briarhill Drive 
Ruston, LA 71270 
LalaCooper@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-249-2385 
318-513-1627 


Corie, Finas P. 
Retired 


AL 


RA 


127 Lofin Acres 
Trout, LA 71 371 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-992-8402 


Corley, John David 

(Beth) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


5526 Fairway 
Zachary, LA 70791 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-654-4973 


Cormier, Robert W. 

(Carla) 

Lydia 


AC 


PL 


206 Doucet Street 
Welsh, LA 70591 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-734-4703 


Corse, Paul M., Ill 

(Joyce) 

Sun 


NO 


SY 


P.O. Box 928 
Sun, LA 70463 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-592-2997 
985-886-1176 


Cosentino, Charles R. + 

(Wanda) 

Incapacity Leave 


MN 


FL 


203 Augusta Drive 
Calhoun, LA 71225 
wncpreach@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-397-5606 


Cosentino, Wanda S. + 

(Charles) 

Calhoun-Mt.Zion-Beulah 


MN 


FL 


P.O. Box 34 
Calhoun, LA 71225 
wncpreach@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-644-2604 
318-397-5606 


Cotten, LaMarylis Smith + 
(Carroll) 
Greensburg-Wesley Chapel 


BR 


PE 


P.O. Box 563 
Greensburg, LA 70441 
Ic0308@cs.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-222-4550 
225-222-6997 
225-222-3302 


Cotton-Winn, Carole + 

(John Winn) 

Director of Spiritual Formation 


NO 


FE 


101 Byron Court 
Slidell, LA 70461 
cottonwinn@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-639-9531 
985-781-5543 
985-639-9531 


Cottrill, Donald C. + 

(Glennell) 

Provost, Dir.of Connectional Ministry 


BR 


FE 


527 North Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
dccottrill@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-346-1646 
225-383-2652 
225-924-5663 


Crammer, Heaton B. 
Retired 


AL 


RM 


1101 16th Street, Apt. #314 
Alexandria, LA 71301 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-448-5139 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Crawford , Carol S. Winn + 
(Billy Crawford) 
Rayne-Parker Memorial 


NO 


FE 


3900 St. Charles Avenue 

New Orleans, LA 701 15 

callie@rayneumc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-899-3431 
504-899-4212 
504-899-8376 


Crews, Charles W. 

(Janne) 

Welsh, First-Hayes 


LC 


FE 


P.O. Box 247 
Welsh, LA 70591 
firstunitedmet@centurytel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-734-2043 
337-734-2043 


Crews, Pamela G. + SH 

(Joe) 

Shreveport, First , Min. of Spiritual Formation 


FD 


P.O. Drawer 1567 
Shreveport, LA 71 165 
pcrews@fumcshreveport.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-424-7771 
318-429-6888 
318-929-4579 


Crise, Gerald R. + 

(Sue) 

Dequincy 


LC 


PE 


P.O. Box 578 
Dequincy, LA 70633 
brojerry@netcommander.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-786-6691 
337-786-2592 


Crofoot, Raymond M. 

(Altha) 

Retired 


MN 


RM 


1119 Carey Avenue 
Ruston, LA 71270 
awc002@latech.edu 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-251-2236 


Crosby, Mark Edward + 

(Terrie) 

Watson, Live Oak 


BR 


AM 


P.O. Box 325 
Watson, LA 70786 
markcrosby7@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-664-4801 
225-664-0703 
225-664-5682 


Crosby, Tom 0., Jr. + 

(Wilma) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


10770 Lynell Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70815 
TCR1 0000@juno.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-924-4532 


Crow, Marcelle F. + 

(Jarrell) 

Reveille 


MN 


PL 


21 1 Kingsfield Loop 
Sterlington, LA 71280 
jkcrowsnest@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-323-1804 
318-665-9949 


Cunningham, George B. 

(Nancy) 

Retired 


MN 


RM 


P.O. Box 1494 
Ruston, LA 71270-1494 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-254-8818 


Cushenberry, Elenora M. + 

Attend School/Crosstown Cooperative 


NO PE 
Parish (As 


24536 Diamond Road 
Diamond, LA 70083 
emmcushenberry@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-895-6110 
504-899-7067 
504-433-9403 


Cutrer, Virginia 

(George) 

Crowley, First (Assoc.) * 


LC 


RL 


1326 East 12th Street 
Crowley, LA 70526 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-783-6754 
337-783-6703 
337-783-1149 


Daniels, Nathan, Jr. 

(Sylvia) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


3755 Eileen Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 109 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-635-9705 


Dauphin, Bryan S. SH 

(Nancy) 

Leave of Absence/Cotton Vallley-Whitehall 


FE 


P.O. Box 308 
Cotton Valley, LA 71018 
bdauphinl @centurytel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-832-5537 
318-832-5537 


Dauphin, Ronald Dennis 
Wesleyan Senior Living Foundation 


BR 


FE 


230 University Avenue 
Elyria, OH 44035 
rondauphin@gmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


440-284-9387 
440-323-9956 


Davis, Abraham Eric + 

(Muriel) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


4412 Annette St. 

New Orleans, LA 70122 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-394-9940 
504-283-7449 


Davis, Gregory Raymond + 

(Cynthia) 

Zachary 


BR 


FE 


4205 Church Street 
Zachary, LA 70791 
ZUMC1@eatel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-654-2389 
225-654-0648 
225-654-4818 


Davis, Heide Erin 
Leave of Absence 


SH 


FE 


141 SE 3rd Avenue, E-207 
Dania Beach, FL 33004 
heidedavis@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


954-925-4503 


Davis, Martha Janet + 

(Edward) 

East Jefferson Hospital 


NO 


PD 


4908 Hastings 
Metairie, LA 70006 
Jdavisl 948@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-454-4792 
504-454-5204 
504-456-6475 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Davis, Paul D. 


SH 


RM 


9938 Pennywood Lane 


Ofc 




(Charlotte) 






Ooltewah, TN 37363 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


423-396-2050 


Davis, Richard W. 


BR 


PL 


31233 Old River Road 


Ofc 


225-664-4801 


(Coralee) 






Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Fax 


225-664-0703 


Watson, Live Oak (Assoc.) 








Hm 


225-664-3635 


Day, R. Pat + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Drawer 1567 


Ofc 


318-424-7771 


(Cheryl Kay) 






Shreveport, LA 71 165 


Fax 


318-429-6888 


Shreveport, First 






pday@fumcshreveport.org 


Hm 


318-868-9947 


Dayries, Yvonne P. + 


BR 


PL 


36197 Greenleaf Court 


Ofc 


225-346-5193 








Prairieville, LA 70769 


Fax 


225-383-3736 


Wesley (Assoc.) 






ydayries@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-673-4286 


de Graffenried, Douglas B. + 


SH 


FE 


3200 Airline Drive 


Ofc 


318-746-5349 


(Tamara) 






Bossier City, LA 711 11 


Fax 


318-746-0927 


Asbury 






doug@asburybossier.org 


Hm 


318-741-7267 


Dear, Willis W. + 


SH 


RM 


1204Crabapple 


Ofc 


318-686-2553 


(Nancy) 






Shreveport, LA 71118 


Fax 


318-686-2578 


Christ * 






wdear@christ-umc.com 


Hm 


318-868-8481 


Debo, Hubert F. + 


SH 


FD 


1915 Racetrack Bayou Road 


Ofc 




(Mickie) 






Bossier City, LA 71111 


Fax 




Sutton Children's Hospital 






hughdebo@rocketmail.com 


Hm 


318-742-6413 


DeFatta, Sandy 


SH 


PL 


2317 Douglas Drive 


Ofc 


318-742-3823 


(Vincent) 






Bossier City, LA 71 111 


Fax 


318-746-1819 


Bossier City, First (Assoc.) 






vsdefatta@gmail.com 


Hm 


318-746-6040 


DeHart, Coney L. 


SH 


PD 


279 Leo Avenue 


Ofc 


318-869-5029 


(Laralee) 






Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Fax 




Centenary Christian Leadership 


Center 




cdehart@centenary.edu 


Hm 


318-865-3303 


Deich, Robert L. + 


BR 


FE 


319 Mattie Street 


Ofc 


225-665-8995 


(Evelyn) 






Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Fax 


225-665-7040 


Denham Springs, First 






bob@fumcds.org 


Hm 


225-665-2353 


DeLaureal, Shannon C. 


BR 


PE 


3350 Dalrymple Drive 


Ofc 


225-344-0343 


(Doug) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 


225-344-0530 


William B. Reilly Memorial University (Assoc 


) 


shannon@universitymethodist.org 


Hm 


225-769-8658 


Dennis, Barry D. + 


AL 


OF 


41 1 Georgia Street 


Ofc 


318-336-5258 


(Teresa) 






Vidalia, LA 71373 


Fax 




Ferriday-Vidalia 






barry@barrydennis.org 


Hm 


318-336-9089 


Deschner, John G. + 


NO 


FE 


1013 Linwood Avenue 


Ofc 


504-834-9910 


(Claire) 






Metairie, LA 70003 


Fax 


504-834-9913 


Munholland 






JGD57@aol.com 


Hm 


504-885-2408 


DeWitt, David R. + 


LC 


FE 


1701 Oak Park Boulevard 


Ofc 


337-494-3289 


(Ellen) 






Lake Charles, LA 70601 


Fax 


337-494-2839 


Lake Charles Memorial Hospita 


/Iowa First 




chaplain@lcmh.com 


Hm 


337-855-1128 


Dietzel, David B. + 


SH 


FE 


201 John Wesley Boulevard 


Ofc 


318-742-3823 


(Kay) 






Bossier City, LA 71 112 


Fax 


318-746-1819 


Bossier City, First 






ddietzel@fumcbossier.org 


Hm 


318-742-4548 


Dike, Gregor A. 


NO 


FE 


39 Mill Creek Church Road 
Manchester, KY 40962-8957 


Ofc 
Fax 




Leave of Absence 






gdstmarks@aol.com 


Hm 


606-598-3189 


Dilworth, John Edwin + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 249 


Ofc 


318-894-4767 








Ringgold, LA 71068 


Fax 


318-894-4767 


Ringgold 








Hm 


318-894-2144 


Dinwiddie, Anita C. + 


NO 


PL 


1621 North Hullen Street 


Ofc 


504-523-0450 


(Bruce) 






Metairie, LA 70001 


Fax 


504-837-5707 


St. Mark's 






www.frenchquarterumc.org 


Hm 


504-837-5707 






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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Docter, Kendall R. + 


SH 


PL 


125 Oaklawn Drive 


Ofc 




(Karrie) 






Bossier City, LA 71 112 


Fax 




Ida 






kdocter@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-752-0042 


Dolph, Thomas Earl + 


BR 


FE 


527 North Boulevard 


Ofc 


225-346-1646 


(Jane) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 


225-383-3144 


Conference Youth Director 






tdolph@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-771-1717 


Donakey, Joseph M. 


BR 


FE 


2200 Rue Denise 


Ofc 


985-345-2196 


(Cheryl) 






Hammond, LA 70403 


Fax 


985-345-2116 


Hammond, First 






donakey@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-345-2485 


Douglas, Andrew J. + 


NO 


RM 


571 1 Chamberlain Drive 


Ofc 


504-282-7809 


(Alice) 






New Orleans, LA 70122 


Fax 


504-394-5415 


Asbury-St. Matthew * 






asburyumc@algiers.nocoxmail.com 


Hm 


504-885-1933 


Drash, Deborah Lynn 


BR 


FE 


1030 Canary Circle South 


Ofc 




(Joe Dionisi) 






Lakeland, FL 33809 


Fax 




Good Shepherd Hospice 






revddrash@aol.com 


Hm 


225-505-2913 


Duerson, George A. 


NO 


RM 


1404 Melody Drive 


Ofc 


504-834-9913 


(Linda) 






Metairie, LA 70002 


Fax 


504-834-9913 


Munholland (Assoc.) * 






lindageod@aol.com 


Hm 


504-219-0849 


Duke, Barbara S. + 


NO 


FE 


158 Evangeline Heights Street 


Ofc 


504-593-2363 


(Jeffrey) 






Houma, LA 70364 


Fax 


504-349-1291 


Odyssey Health Care, Spiritual Coordinator & Che 


chaplainette@hotmail.com 


Hm 


985-868-2902 


Duke, Jeffrey Calvin + 


AC 


FE 


193 Lake Long Drive 


Ofc 


985-872-5339 


(Barbara) 






Houma, LA 70364 


Fax 


985-872-9340 


Bayou Blue 






artist_block@yahoo.com 


Hm 


985-868-2902 


Dunbar, Thomas A. 


AL 


RM 


2816 Elliott Street 


Ofc 




(Susan) 






Alexandria, LA 71301 


Fax 




Retired 






tsdunbar@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-442-6393 


Dunbar, Walton C. + 


AC 


RE 


127 West Jefferson Street 


Ofc 


337-289-2196 


(Suzanne) 






Opelousas, LA 70570 


Fax 


337-289-2195 


Our Lady of Lourdes, Lafayette ' 






waltdunbar2006@yahoo.com 


Hm 


337-407-1090 


Dungan, Thomas E. + 


SH 


PL 


1844 Glen Cove Drive 


Ofc 


318-949-3612 


(Susan) 






Benton, LA 71006 


Fax 


318-221-4725 


Haughton 






tsdungan@juno.com 


Hm 


318-965-4341 


Durbin, Andrew D. + 


NO 


PE 


402 Trinity Lane 


Ofc 


985-626-3307 


(Katrinna) 






Mandeville, LA 70471 


Fax 


985-727-4862 


St. Timothy On The North Shore 


(Assoc.) 




adurbin@sttimothyumc.org 


Hm 


985-626-5108 


Durbin, Paul G. 


AC 


RM 


161 Emerite Drive 


Ofc 


337-412-6271 


(Bobbie) 






Lafayette, LA 70506 


Fax 




Retired 






pgdurbin@cox.net 


Hm 


337-412-6271 


Eaves, Betsy B. + 


SH 


FL 


PO Box 41 188 


Ofc 


318-869-5157 


(Clay) 






Shreveport, LA 71134-1188 


Fax 


318-869-5168 


Centenary Christian Leadership 


Center 




beaves@centenary.edu 


Hm 


318-797-4558 


Eden, Brownyl Lance + 


NO 


PE 


40290 Hwy 190 East 
Slidell, LA 70461 


Ofc 
Fax 


504-895-2922 


First Street Pw 






brothalance@aol.com 


Hm 


985-201-5982 


Eden, Curtiss Dall 


NO 


RM 


301 Bamboo Road 
Laplace, LA 70068 


Ofc 
Fax 




Recovery Ministries * 






dallbaby1@aol.com 


Hm 


504-723-3336 


Edwards, Conrad P. 


SH 


RM 


6134Gaylyn Drive 


Ofc 


318-861-0586 


(Jerirae) 






Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Fax 


318-869-4319 


Broadmoor (Assoc.) * 






conraded333@aol.com 


Hm 


318-865-8821 


Edwards, Hadley R. + 


NO 


FE 


1 1 16 Wyndham South 


Ofc 


504-324-5057 








Gretna, LA 70056 


Fax 


504-324-5058 


Bethany 






hrobroyed@aol.com 


Hm 


504-393-2745 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Edwards, Oakley E. 

(Edith) 

Retired 


AL 


RM 


5131 Masonic Drive, Rm. #106 
Alexandria, LA 71301 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Egby, Junius 

(Selecia) 

New Iberia, St. James , Supply Pastor 


AC 


SY 


299 Apple Road 
Opelousas, LA 70570 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-364-5780 
337-543-5535 


Einsel, Alan D. + 

(Barbara) 

Bogalusa, Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial 


NO 


FE 


202 Cedar Road 
Bogalusa, LA 70427-3012 
esm@i-55.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-732-2568 
985-735-6999 
985-732-3148 


Einsel, Barbara C. + 

(Alan) 

Bogalusa, Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial 


NO 
, Dir. 


FD 

Chris 


202 Cedar Road 
Bogalusa, LA 70427-3012 
adebce@toast.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-732-2568 
985-735-6999 
985-732-3148 


Ellzey, Howard D. 
Retired 


BR 


RM 


33 East Ridge Road 
Laurel, MS 39440-3373 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


601-428-4118 


Emanuel, Samuel P. + 

(Elizabeth) 

Bastrop, Memorial-Mer Rouge 


MN 


OF 


2202 East Madison Avenue 
Bastrop, LA 71220 
pastorsam@suddenlink.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-281-1369 
318-281-9917 


Eubanks, William I. 

(Jane) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


305 East Charles Street 
Hammond, LA 70401 
teachpreach@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-419-8741 


Evans, A. Wayne + 
(Renee) 
Ruston, Grace 


MN 


FE 


3401 North Trenton Street 
Ruston, LA 71270 
evanswayne@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-255-2211 
318-255-2268 
318-255-2520 


Evans, James 0. 

(Dorothy) 

Retired 


MN 


RM 


195 Beatty Road 
Ruston, LA 71270 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-251-9992 


Evans, T. Nichols, Jr. 

(Ann) 

Incapacity Leave 


NO 


FE 


614 Third Street 
Mccomb, MS 39648 
nickevans@cableone.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


601-810-4442 


Ezell, M. Douglas + 

(Patti) 

Retired 


LC 


RM 


900 Marion Street 
Iowa, LA 70647 
ezelldoug@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-582-7191 


Fairley, J. Vernon 

(Elizabeth) 

Retired 


AC 


RM 


239 Laura Drive 
Patterson, LA 70392 
vbjfairley@cox-internet.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-399-0483 


Fant, E. Benjamin 

(Martha) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


6648 Northwood Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 107 
EBnFan@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-929-4393 


Faurie, Gene M. + 
(Deborah) 
Buras, Trinity 


NO 


FL 


167 Satsuma Drive 
Buras, LA 70041 
smokey_gene@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-657-9980 
985-657-9584 


Ferguson, Susan M. + 

(Robert) 

St. Paul's (Assoc.) 


MN 


PE 


1901 Lexington Avenue 
Monroe, LA 71201 
suniferguson@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-322-4454 
318-322-4455 
318-325-3140 


Feske, Millicent C. 

(Harold Kirby) 

St. Joseph's University 


NO 


FE 


620 Wynnewood Road 
Ardmore, PA 19003 
mfeske@sju.edu 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


610-660-1866 
610-660-3217 
610-896-4371 


Feurtado, Rhonda E. + 
Jackson-Ethel 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 250 
Jackson, LA 70748-0250 
utila675@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-634-7221 
225-634-7221 
225-634-7810 


Fife, Stephen N. + 

(Marny) 

Sulphur, Henning Memorial (Assoc.) 


LC 


PE 


404 South Huntington 
Sulphur, LA 70663 
stephen2hmumc@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-527-5483 
337-527-0973 
337-626-9951 






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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Finch, John E. + 


MN 


PL 


297 Rose Street, #4 


Ofc 


318-251-0588 


(Debbie) 






Simsboro, LA 71275 


Fax 




Clay 






jjefinchs@aol.com 


Hm 


318-247-0680 


Finnell, M. Eugene + 


NO 


FE 


1201 Metairie Road 


Ofc 


504-834-9910 


(Janet Miller-Schmidt) 






Metairie, LA 70005 


Fax 


504-834-9913 


Munholland 






genef@munholland.org 


Hm 


985-624-8152 


Fisher, Kenneth M. + 


SH 


FE 


1001 Pierre Avenue 


Ofc 


318-222-2190 


(Joan) 






Shreveport, LA 71 103 


Fax 


318-424-4953 


St. Paul 






Kingfish796@aol.com 


Hm 


318-631-5474 


Fitzhugh, Kathy C. + 


AC 


PE 


103 Wedgewood Drive 
Lafayette, LA 70503 


Ofc 
Fax 


337-898-1022 


Recovery Ministries 






kathyfitzhughab@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


337-237-6624 


Fleming, Stephen C. + 


AC 


FE 


23645 Church Street 


Ofc 


225-687-2384 


(Elizabeth) 






Plaquemine, LA 70764 


Fax 




Plaquemine, First 






fleming@eatel.net 


Hm 


225-687-4005 


Fletcher, Carolyn 


AL 


SY 


606 Tioga Road 


Ofc 


318-484-6536 








Ball, LA 71405 


Fax 


318-484-6815 


Weaver 






Fletcherbc@suddenlink.net 


Hm 


318-640-5523 


Floyd, Charles L, Jr. + 


LC 


FE 


508 West Brentwood Boulevard 


Ofc 


337-783-6439 


(Cindy) 






Lafayette, LA 70506 


Fax 




Ebenezer-Branch 






ebebenezerumchurch@bellsouth.ne 


Hm 


337-984-7115 


Fogle, Joseph E. 


NO 


RM 


9412 Windy Knoll 


Ofc 




(Marcela) 






Dallas, TX 75243 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


214-348-2849 


Ford, Ross C, Jr. + 


AL 


FL 


P.O. Box 99 


Ofc 


318-776-5141 


(Gladys) 






Lecompte, LA 71 346 


Fax 




Lecompte-Bayou Chicot-Cheneyville 






fumclecompte@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-776-9400 


Ford, W. Ralph + 


NO 


FE 


P.O. Box 15259 


Ofc 


985-792-4585 


(Paula) 






New Orleans, LA 70175 


Fax 




District Superintendent 






noladistrict@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-792-4585 


Foreman, Jared Andrew 


AC 


SY 


1301 Romy Drive 


Ofc 


985-532-5474 


(Meredith) 






Lockport, LA 70374 


Fax 




Mathews, Memorial , Supply Pastor 






jaredforeman@hotmail.com 


Hm 


985-870-5541 


Foreman, Jean Mack + 


MN 


FE 


P.O. Box 88 


Ofc 


318-574-3119 








Tallulah, LA 71282 


Fax 


318-574-3150 


Tallulah 






revgigi@gmail.com 


Hm 


318-574-1515 


Foreman, Matthew D + 


MN 


PL 


P.O. Box 287 


Ofc 


318-292-5362 


(Jessica) 






Marion, LA 71260 


Fax 




Marion-Bird's Chapel 






gruntumalani@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-292-5420 


Foreman, Peggy B. + 


NO 


FE 


226 Fort Jackson 


Ofc 


504-394-1976 


(Lloyd Andrew) 






Belle Chasse, LA 70037 


Fax 


504-394-1972 


Belle Chasse 






pegannf@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


504-394-3722 


Forman, Brady Brock + 


BR 


RM 


9429 Dyer Road 


Ofc 




(Carol) 






Baker, LA 70714 


Fax 


225-261-4758 


Retired 






bbrockfrmn@cox.net 


Hm 


225-261-9010 


Fortuna, David F. + 


SH 


FE 


520 Herndon 


Ofc 


318-221-5207 


(Annette) 






Shreveport, LA 71 101 


Fax 


318-425-7643 


Noel 






dfortuna@noelumc.org 


Hm 


318-861-3066 


Foster, Carolyn 0. 


NO 


RD 


14207 Cove Ridge Court 


Ofc 




(George) 






Midlothian, VA 23112 


Fax 




Retired 






grammygramps2000@yahoo.com 


Hm 


804-744-1464 


Foster, John R. 


AL 


OF 


514 Royal Street 


Ofc 


318-357-5666 


(Teresa) 






Natchitoches, LA 71457 


Fax 




Oak Grove- Provencal 






jfosltc@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-352-4750 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Foster, William F. + 

(Donna) 

Sicily Island-Gilbert 


MN 


FL 


P.O. Box 157 
Sicily Island, LA 71368 
methodistflame@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-389-5762 
318-389-8111 


Fowler, Steven W. + 

(Laura) 

Northpoint 


SH 


OF 


6675 LA Highway 1 North 
Shreveport, LA 71107 
docswf@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-929-2307 
318-929-4127 
318-929-4200 


Franklin, McKinley I. 

(Helen) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


1660 Hampton Drive 
Harvey, LA 70058 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-366-6418 


Fraser, Fred M. + 

(Teresa) 

Lafayette, First (Assoc.) * 


AC 


RA 


159 Vital Street 
Lafayette, LA 70506 
Fmfumc@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-233-3811 
337-233-3813 
337-981-0757 


Frazier, Percy Mac 
(Clara Lenora) 
Kentwood-Mt. Hermon * 


BR 


RA 


P. 0. Box 242 
Kentwood, LA 70444 
pm_lfrazier@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-229-5531 
985-839-2295 


Freeland, Ted D. + 
Rayville 


MN 


FE 


905 Louisa Street 
Rayville, LA 71269 
T_Freeland@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-728-4853 
318-728-0269 
318-728-5962 


Friedrich, Roland K. 

(Earline) 

Retired 


AL 


RM 


4804 Whitehall Boulevard 
Alexandria, LA 71303 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-487-8943 


Fryou, Christopher S. 

(Paula) 

Waldheim 


NO 


PL 


74272 Military Road 
Covington, LA 70435 
cfryou@sttimothyumc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-893-0609 
985-809-7361 


Fuller, Clarence G., Jr. 

(Margaret) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


148 Richland Drive South 
Mandeville, LA 70448 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-626-8434 


Gaines, Lawrence P. + 
Warren 


LC 


FL 


1800 Orchid Street 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 
Jehoshaphatl @aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-474-3009 
337-474-3007 
504-439-7142 


Galatas, Robert I. 

(Shirley) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


1732 Brentwood Drive 
Clearwater, FL 33756-4606 
B.Galatas@verizon.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


727-442-4902 


Garcia, Jose 

(Rebecca) 

Kennewick General Hospital 


AC 


FE 


243 West 23rd Place 
Kennewick, WA 99336 
jose_garcia@kphc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


509-586-5760 
509-585-2040 


Gatlin, Linda B. + 

(Jerry) 

Mt Zion-Mcdonald 


SH 


PL 


1260 Cotton Belt 
Mansfield, LA 71052 
lgatlin@desotoparishpolicejury.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-686-8232 
318-871-2582 


Gaut, Marcus M. + 

(Kimberly) 

Mt. Olive 


MN 


PL 


36 Winchester Circle 
Monroe, LA 71203 
brogaut@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-281-4022 
318-345-5319 


Gee, Sonia D. 

(Royal) 

St. Peter-Lawson Chapel 


MN 


PL 


3903 Wiley Street 
Monroe, LA 71203 
geeministries@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-388-4086 
318-388-4086 


Geltz, Milton K. 

(Jill) 

Sibley 


SH 


PL 


P.O. Box 767 
Blanchard, LA 71009 
mgeltz31@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-377-0805 
318-929-1836 


Genger, Ross W. 

(June) 

Memorial-Salem 


MN 


FL 


P.O. Box 186 
Simsboro, LA 71275 
gengers@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-247-6515 
318-247-1337 
318-247-8670 


Gilliam, W. Craig + 

(Martha) 

Center for Pastoral Effectiveness 


SH 


FE 


875 Captain Shreve Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 
wcraiggilliam@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-219-8009 



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APPOINTMENT 



Hall, Donald J. 

(Peggy) 

Retired 



Hall, Laurence E. 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



BR RM 5922 Glen Cove Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 
djhallumc@cox.net 



PHONE 



Gilmore, Tim Alvin 
Meadows Chapel 


BR 


PL 


6144 Parkforest Drive #2 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 
gilmore_@wlf.state.la.us 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-763-8720 
225-763-8745 
225-955-0495 


Ginn, DeWitt M. 

(Sara) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


11625 Archery Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 7081 5 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-274-0159 


Gleason, Daniel P. + 

(Beth) 

St. Francisville 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 2908 

St. Francisville, LA 70775-0358 
dannygleason@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-635-3763 
225-635-0344 
225-635-4005 


Goff, E. Andrew + 
Wesley 


BR 


FE 


544 Government Street 

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

EbelizeG@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-343-8421 
225-383-3736 
225-275-3686 


Goins, Mark J. + 

(Allison) 

Winnfield 


AL 


FE 


802 Glenn Dr. 
Winnfield, LA 71483 
markjgoins@gmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-628-4181 
318-628-4183 
318-628-3316 


Graber, Cindy McManus + 

(Joe) 

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital 


NO 


FE 


3309 Boss Avenue 
Shreveport, LA 71 109 
cgraber@sleh.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


832-355-3258 
832-355-4329 
318-636-2041 


Graham, James A. + 

(Florence) 

Asbury-Emmanuel 


AL 


FE 


P.O. Box 288 
Natchitoches, LA 71458 
jgraham993@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-352-2752 
318-797-2464 


Graham, Kenneth M., Jr. + 

(Lynda) 

Leesville, First 


LC 


FE 


202 North Fifth Street 
Leesville, LA 71446 
fumcle@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-239-3828 
337-392-9396 
337-239-2282 


Griffin, Bertrand 

(Marian) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


6815 Willow Springs 
Baton Rouge, LA 70811 
bgrif8334@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-357-1201 
225-357-1201 


Guidry, Earline T. 
(Percy) 
Grand River 


AC 


PL 


P.O. Box 94 
New Sarpy, LA 70078 
erlgui@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-659-7775 
225-659-7775 
985-764-9632 


Guo, Joseph Zhong + 

(Annie) 

Ruston, Trinity (Assoc.) 


MN 


PE 


1000 West Woodward 
Ruston, LA 71270 
josephg@trinityruston.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-251-0750 
318-255-5376 
318-255-2323 


Guth, Robert E., Jr. + 
(Claudia) 
Trinty-Hineston, Fellowship 


AL 


FL 


3223 Madonna Drive 
Alexandria, LA 71 301 
brother_robert@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-442-7322 
318-442-3722 
318-442-7502 


Guy, Ernest Rand + 
(Dorothy) 
Nesom Memorial * 


BR 


RL 


5875 Hibiscus Drive 

Baton Rouge, LA 70808-8842 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-766-2623 
225-766-2623 


Guy, Frances I. + 
Wisner 


MN 


PL 


1705 Pine Street 
Winnsboro, LA 71295 
franguy@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-376-4782 
318-435-3887 
318-435-7358 



AC 



RM 10723 Timberlane Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70811 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 225-292-8070 

Ofc 225-775-2686 
Fax 



Wiley-Green Chapel * 




Hm 


225-778-0088 


Hall, William T. 

(Joyce) 

Retired 


MN RM 310 Golf View Lane 
El Paso, TX 79927 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


915-852-3816 


Hamilton, Barbara M. + 
Retired 


NO RD 4742 Knight Drive 

New Orleans, LA 70127 
blmhi@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-427-4844 
504-427-4844 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



D CR 



ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



Hammond, Ester L. 
Retired 



NO 



RM 800 Avenue K 

Bogalusa, LA 70427 



PHONE 



Hamilton, Henry M., Jr. + 

(Keliy) 

Winnsboro, First 


MN 


FE 


1 502 West Street 
Winnsboro, LA 71295 
hank36@msn.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-435-4392 
318-435-4399 
318-435-5656 


Hamilton, Joseph E. + 
(Danielle) 
Thibodaux, First 


AC 


FE 


1255 Canal Boulevard 
Thibodaux, LA 70301 
brojoe@fumcthibodaux.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-447-4287 
985-446-8727 
985-447-4295 


Hammett, Kimbra H. + 

(Michael) 

St. Luke's-St.Paul 


BR 


PL 


3791 Aletha Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70814 
khhammett@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-272-0850 
225-272-0850 
225-218-4446 


Hammett, Michael Lewis + 

(Kimbra) 

Baton Rouge, First (Assoc.) 


BR 


FE 


930 North Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
mike@firstmethodist.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-383-4777 
225-383-4045 
225-218-4446 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 985-732-7373 



Hankins, John G. 

(Pam) 

Farmerville 



MN AM P.O. Box 246 

Farmerville, LA 71241 
john51 hankins@aol.com 



Ofc 318- 

Fax 

Hm 318- 



368-3840 
368-8654 



Harper, John Edd 

(Jodie) 

Coord, of Ordained Ministry and Education 



BR FD 527 North Boulevard 

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
johnedd@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 225- 
Fax 225- 
Hm 225- 



346-1646 
383-2652 
784-8178 



Harrington, H. A., Jr. 

(Marilyn) 

Retired 



BR RM 6332 Feather Nest Lane 
Baton Rouge, LA 70817 
haharrington@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 225-756-4611 



Harris, Frank S., Ill + 

(Suzanne) 

Ascension Parish, Newsong 



BR FE 44090 Mary Singletary Lane 
St. Amant, LA 70774 
treypastor@hotmail.com 



Ofc 225-644-1574 

Fax 

Hm 225-644-1574 



Harrison, Jason Klay 
Epps-Pioneer 



MN SY P.O. Box 295 

Epps, LA 71237 
jasonkharrison@gmail.com 



Ofc 318-926-3343 

Fax 

Hm 318-926-3343 



Hatfield, Kibbie E. + 



Ingleside 



BR FE 4264 Capital Heights Avenue Ofc 225-344-9100 

Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Fax 225-344-6866 

bunnyrev@bellsouth.net Hm 225-766-3045 



| Haynes, James F. + 
(Mildred) 
East Cooperative Parish , Team Leader * 



NO RM 10711 Harrow Road 

New Orleans, LA 70127 
jamesfhaynes@msn.com 



Ofc 504- 
Fax 504- 
Hm 504- 



248-7998 
248-7583 
243-6768 



Head, Michael T. 

(Debbie) 

McGuire 



MN FE 2075 Arkansas Road 

West Monroe, LA 71291 
therevhead@aol.com 



Ofc 318- 
Fax 318- 
Hm 318- 



396-6114 
396-6033 
397-8934 



Heard, Carol D. 



Heflin 



SH PL 196 North Main Street 
Heflin, LA 71039 
dayeheard@yahoo.com 



Ofc 318-377-7079 

Fax 

Hm 318-377-0913 



Hebert, Eugene James Anthony 



St. Peter-Mallalieu 



AC PE 121 W. Hyancith Street 
St. Martinville, LA 70582 
ejah02@hotmail.com 



Ofc 337-276-5541 

Fax 

Hm 337-394-5706 



Henderson, Freddie C. + 

(Gloria) 

Conference Disaster Relief Coordinator 



BR FE 527 North Boulevard Ofc 225-346-1646 

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Fax 225-383-2652 

fchenderson@bellsouth.net Hm 225-766-4634 



Henry, Willie L 
! (Dorothy) 
St James 



SH FE 5303 Bayou Drive 

Bossier City, LA 71 112 
Stjamumc@yahoo.com 



Ofc 318 

Fax 318 
Hm 318 



425-0500 
425-4022 
746-4411 



Hensarling, K. Dale 
(Patricia) 
Crowley, First 



LC FE 



P.O. Box 1064 
Crowley, LA 70527 
xpistou@aol.com 



Ofc 337- 
Fax 337- 
Hm 337- 



783-6754 
783-6703 
407-0609 



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APPOINTMENT 



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ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Hewitt, Pattye D. + 

(Jimmy) 

Slidell, First (Assoc.) 


NO 


FL 


715 Edinburgh Court 
Mandeville, LA 70448 
fumcslidell@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-643-6437 
985-643-6439 
985-626-4853 


Hickman, Regina B. + 
Golden Meadow-Grand Isle 


NO 


AM 


135 East 162nd Street 
Galliano, LA 70354 
missyrev@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-475-7412 
985-475-7412 
985-475-5609 


Higginbotham, John M., Jr. + AL FE 

(Sarah) 

Northwestern Wesley Foundation/College Ave 


520 University Parkway 
Natchitoches, LA 71457 
nsu.the foundation@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-356-0787 
318-356-0603 


Hilbun, Jerry G. + 

(Eleeva) 

District Superintendent 


LC 


FE 


816 Kirkman Street 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 
jhilbun@lcumc.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-439-2982 
337-439-2969 
337-478-9558 


Hill, Charles Edward 

(Lillian) 

Briggs-Mt.Zion-Fitzgerald 


AC 


PL 


9732 Cotton Loop 
Abbeville, LA 70510 
Hillstny@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-447-4808 
337-893-6721 


Hillard, Clarence L. 

(Maude) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


9103 Staring Court 

Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2647 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-768-7890 


Hills, Derrick D. + 

(Sharron) 

Union/Newman 


AL 


FE 


4205 Pecan Drive 
Alexandria, LA 71301 
hills 1 59@suddenlink.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-793-2500 
318-442-5114 
318-442-2979 


Hingle, Norwood N., Ill + 

(Elena) 

Lake Vista 


NO 


FE 


6645 Spanish Fort Boulevard 
New Orleans, LA 70124 
lvumc@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-288-2242 
504-282-4600 
504-282-6131 


Hitchcock, Andrew L. 

(Fay) 

Claiborne-Wilhite 


MN 


SY 


5401 Cypress Street 
West Monroe, LA 71291 
ahitchcock@jam.rr.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-396-8251 
318-396-8251 


Hixon, Daniel McLain 
Wesley Foundation ULL 


AC 


PE 


238 General Gardner Ave. 
Lafayette, LA 70501 
methodistelder@juno.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-235-6073 


Hodges, A. Swindell, Jr. 

(Patti) 

Harris County Psych Center 


LC 


FE 


9523 Walnut Glen 
Houston, TX 77064 
alvin.s.hodges@uth.tmc.edu 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


713-741-6084 
713-741-3985 
281-970-6086 


Hoekstra, Barry + 
(Lisa) 
Houma, First 


AC 


FE 


6109 Highway 311 
Houma, LA 70360 
BarryHoek@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-868-7787 
985-868-7086 
985-872-4302 


Hogstrom, Janet D. + 

(Kenneth) 

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital 


BR 


FD 


8 Hidden Oak Lane 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 
jhogstro@ololrmc.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-765-8896 
225-767-9423 


Holland, Albert 

(Juanita) 

Napoleonville, Woodlawn-Wesley * 


AC 


RL 


38376 Highway 30 
Gonzales,, LA 70737 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-647-0909 


Holland, Joseph, Sr. 

(Audrey) 

Mt Vernon 


AC 


PL 


4991 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway 
St. Gabriel, LA 70776-4214 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-873-9705 
225-235-6805 


Hollis, Robert E. + LC 

(Susan) 

Sweetlake-Cameron Methodist Ministry 


FE 


4404 Canal Street #106 

Lake Charles, LA 70605 

Rhlagniappe@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-598-4688 


Holloway, Jan C. + 
Lafayette, First 


AC 


FE 


P.O. Box 2039 
Lafayette, LA 70502 
pastor@fumc-lafayette.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-233-3811 
337-233-3813 
337-296-7477 


Holmes, Jackie, Jr. 
(Mildred) 
Monroe, St. Paul 


MN 


AM 


61 Magnolia Drive 
Monroe, LA 71203 
mrcoolwater@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-322-3890 
318-343-2555 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Holt, M. Ray + 


SH 


RM 


3801 Glenwood Road 


Ofc 




(Elizabeth) 






Cleveland, OH 44121-1607 


Fax 




Retired 






mrholtsr@sbcglobal.net 


Hm 


216-297-0903 


Hood, Boyd 


BR 


RA 


20442 Highway 43 North 
Greensburg, LA 70441 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


225-222-4527 


Hood, Stacy E. + 


SH 


PL 


9400 Ellerbe Road 


Ofc 


318-865-2070 








Shreveport, LA 71106 


Fax 


318-865-6011 


Grace Community (Assoc.) 






Stacyhood@aol.com 


Hm 


318-677-7728 


Hooton, C. Frances J. + 


AL 


FE 


335 Pine Street 


Ofc 


318-256-3632 


(Richard) 






Many, LA 71449 


Fax 


318-256-0522 


Many 






revshoot2@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-256-5112 


Hooton, Richard C. + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 216 


Ofc 


318-645-6337 


(C. Frances) 






Zwolle, LA 71486 


Fax 




Zwolle-Bayou Scie 






revshoot@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-256-5112 


Hoover, Joe A. + 


AL 


FE 


P.O. Box 680 


Ofc 


318-346-2764 


(Linda) 






Bunkie, LA 71322 


Fax 


318-346-9545 


David Haas Memorial-Bunkie, Trinity- 


White's 


Cha 


joeahoover@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-451-1222 


Home, Newton M., Jr. + 


MN 


AM 


2100 New Natchitoches Road 


Ofc 


318-323-7471 


(Frances) 






West Monroe, LA 71292 


Fax 


318-323-7471 


West Monroe, Asbury-Woodlawn 






brobeaux@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-396-4657 


Hornsby, Shawn Thomas + 


LC 


FL 


1800 Orchid Street 


Ofc 


337-478-2290 


(Courtney) 






Lake Charles, LA 70601 


Fax 


337-478-1690 


Oak Park 






st.hornsby@gmail.com 


Hm 


337-478-2273 


Horton, James Ryan + 


LC 


RM 


15530 Rue Montebello 


Ofc 




(Ginger) 






Tomball, TX 77377 


Fax 




Retired 






jryanhorton@sbcglobal.net 


Hm 


281-251-7875 


House, Edwin H., Jr. 


LC 


RM 


3819 Patricia Lane 


Ofc 




(Betty) 






Lake Charles, LA 70605 


Fax 




Retired 






behouse@cox-internet.com 


Hm 


337-477-5228 


Howe, Thomas L, Jr. + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Drawer 1567 


Ofc 


318-424-7771 








Shreveport, LA 71 165 


Fax 


318-429-6888 


Shreveport, First (Assoc.) 






thowe@fumcshreveport.org 


Hm 


318-797-9907 


Howell, Katherine G. + 


AL 


FE 


116 Leah Dr. 


Ofc 


318-640-9024 








Ball, LA 71405 


Fax 


318-640-2581 


Palestine 






kathyhowell@clergy.net 


Hm 


318-641-0864 


Howington, Lawrence Wayne + 


AC 


AM 


205 Persimmon Place 


Ofc 


337-235-9145 


(Sandra) 






Lafayette, LA 70507 


Fax 


337-235-0879 


Northwood 






revlwayne@yahoo.com 


Hm 


337-412-6173 


Hoyt-Owens, Gwendolyn 


BR 


PL 


25823 Plantation Avenue 


Ofc 


225-665-8995 


(Donald Owens) 






Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Fax 


225-665-7040 


Denham Springs, First (Assoc.) 






genny@fumcds.org 


Hm 


225-665-8672 


Huber, Sandra B. 


SH 


RM 


261 Johnson Drive 
Elm Grove, LA 71051 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






sandrahuber145@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-987-0557 


Hudson, Howard L., Jr. + 


MN 


RM 


P.O. Box 177 


Ofc 


318-649-6466 


(LaVerne) 






Grayson, LA 71435 


Fax 




Grayson * 








Hm 


318-728-6503 


Huertas, Juan Carlos + 


AL 


PE 


1600 Horseshoe Drive 


Ofc 


318-442-1984 


(Shannon) 






Alexandria, LA 71301 


Fax 


318-445-4044 


Horseshoe Drive (Assoc.) 






juan.huertas@gmail.com 


Hm 


318-445-6579 


Hughes, Barry E. + 


SH 


FE 


8335 Coppertowne Court 


Ofc 


214-768-2537 


(Melody) 






Dallas, TX 75263 


Fax 




Perkins School of Theology, SMU 






hughesb@smu.edu 


Hm 


214-341-0108 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Humphreys, James H. 

(Martha) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


P.O. Box 313 
Homer, LA 71040 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-927-4827 


Humphries, Richard H. + 

(Jan) 

Lake Charles, First 


LC 


FE 


812 Kirkman Street 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 
richard.humphries@fumclc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-436-6656 
337-439-8335 
337-477-6126 


Hurst, Andy R. + 

(Janey) 

Ruston, Trinity (Assoc.) 


MN 


FE 


1000 West Woodward 
Ruston, LA 71270 
andyh@trinityruston.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-251-0750 
318-255-5376 
318-251-8205 


Irby, Kenneth Wayne + 

(Kay) 

Broadmoor 


SH 


FE 


3715 Youree Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 
ken@broadmoorumc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-861-0586 
318-869-4319 
318-210-0805 


Irving, Sidney Earl 
Incapacity Leave 


AL 


FE 


3803 Morris Street 
Alexandria, LA 71302 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-445-4092 


Jacob, Jason W. + 

(Hope) 

Wilton 


AL 


PL 


297 Peart Road 
Alexandria, LA 71 302 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-443-0600 
318-443-0600 
318-443-3028 


Jacobs, Elva 

(Birda) 

Belle Rose, St James-Donaldsonville, 


AC PL 
St Peter 


13304 Briarbend Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 
delvaro@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-474-2760 
225-761-8167 


Jefferson, Roy A. + 
Mallalieu 


LC 


PL 


502 Magnolia Street 
New Llano, LA 71461 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-550-8007 
337-239-9516 


Jenkins, Erica R. 
Roberts-St. Luke 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 193 

Denham Springs, LA 70727 
robertsumc@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-664-7979 
225-664-7955 


Jenkins, Marguerite + 

(Nelson) 

Immanuel 


AC 


PL 


P.O. Box 568 
Maringouin, LA 70757 
revmdj0568@spillwaycable.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-234-4338 
337-232-0909 
225-625-3554 


Johns, John R. 

(Peggy) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


500 Joe Farris Drive 
Hammond, LA 70403 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-623-2906 


Johnson, Bernadine + 

Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board 


BR 


FD 


12500 Old Hammond Highway, Unit E 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 
berniej@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-293-3900 
225-293-3300 
225-273-6369 


Johnson, Eddie Carroll + 

(Janice) 

Crew Lake-Mangham 


MN 


FL 


P.O. Box 512 
Mangham, LA 71259 
ecj31@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-728-4702 
318-248-4404 


Johnson, Jerry L. + 

(Margaret) 

Incapacity Leave/Walker 


BR 


PE 


P.O. Box 279 
Walker, LA 70785 
jerryjumc@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-664-7770 
225-664-7715 
225-218-4079 


Johnson, Robert E. + AC 

(Tammy) 

Thibodaux, Calvary-Thibodaux, Magnolia 


PL 


213 Bayou Vista Drive 
Thibodaux, LA 70301 
pastorrobl 962@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-446-0590 
985-446-3671 
985-446-3058 


Jones, Dianne Allen 

(Ralph) 

Leesville, Mt. Zion-Macedonia 


LC 


PL 


P.O. Box 466 
Cheneyville, LA 71325 
pastor4201 @aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-279-2618 
318-794-1291 


Jones, Frank M. 

(Dyann) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


1503 Dogwood Drive 
Minden, LA 71055 
frankdyjones@suddenlink.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-377-1499 


Jones, Henry Louis 

(Patricia) 

Hope Community 


BR 


PL 


21531 BarskettRoad 
Zachary, LA 70791 
humc@humc.brcoxmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-356-4459 
225-357-0977 
225-654-7172 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
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PHONE 



Jones, James Walter + 

(Sara) 

Dixon Correctional Institution * 


BR 


RM 


4535 Highway 10 
Jackson, LA 70748 
djones3325@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-634-1200 
225-634-6234 
225-634-7949 


Jones, Jeremy S. + 

(Melanie) 

Rosedale-New Roads, First 


AC 


FL 


208 LeJeune St. 
New Roads, LA 70760 
jeremyJones@asburyseminary.edu 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-648-2465 
225-638-3910 


Jones, Kenneth R. 
Retired 


NO 


RM 


125 56th Avenue South 
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


727-669-4219 


Jones, Mary Louise + 
Cheneyville, St. Paul 


AL 


PL 


105 North Elm Street 
Bunkie, LA 71 322 
MrJon687@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-359-8735 
318-346-7727 
318-346-7727 


Jones, William L, Sr. + 

(Brenda) 

Crosstown Cooperative Parish 


NO FE 
Team Member 


4960 Franklin Ave 
New Orleans, LA 70122 
revjonesl 023@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-895-6110 
504-899-7067 
504-283-3510 


Joseph, Linda Ann + 

(Ulysses) 

Neely (Assoc.) 


BR 


FD 


5533 Trenton Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 
laj5533@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-344-2050 
225-344-2050 
225-928-5613 


Jung, Yong Seok + 
Leesville, Korean 


LC 


OE 


151 KWP Drive 
Leesville, LA 71446 
lsdys@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-537-5977 
337-537-5977 


Kee-Rees, JoBeth 
(Jim Kee) 
Family Leave 


NO 


PM 


1 35 Crestmont Ave 
Norman, OK 73069 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


404-929-9393 


Kelly, Steven R. 
(Jayne Trammell-Kelly) 
Arcadia-Mt. Mariah (Assoc.) 


SH 


FE 


2080 Beech Street 
Arcadia, LA 71001 
stevenrkelly@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-263-2860 
318-263-3460 
318-263-9200 


Kennedy, James W. 
(Karen) 
Pleasant Valley 


SH 


SY 


405 Stateline Road 
Taylor, AR 71861 
jim_kennedy@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-371-1134 
870-859-5395 


Kennedy, Maria J. + 
M.D. Anderson Hospital 


NO 


FE 


P.O. Box 820585 
Houston, TX 77282 
mjkenned@mdanderson.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


713-563-3986 
713-785-1683 


Kettenring, Tim 

(Beth) 

Luling 


NO 


OF 


144 Hall Drive 
Luling, LA 70070 
timkettenring@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-785-6868 
985-785-3959 


Kidd, Stephanie T. + 

(David) 

Castor 


SH 


PL 


P.O. Box 811 
Ringgold, LA 71068 
revstephkidd@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-544-9300 
318-894-8732 


King, Jacqueline E.C. + 

(Jonathan) 

Natchitoches, First (Assoc.) 


AL 


PE 


41 1 Second Street 
Natchitoches, LA 71457 
jco384@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-357-8296 
318-357-8303 
318-932-4313 


King, Jonathan S. + 
(Jacqueline) 
Coushatta-Wesley Chapel 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 487 
Coushatta, LA 71019 
jonathanking72@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-932-4069 
318-932-4715 
318-932-4313 


Kirk, Bennie R. + 

(Stephanie) 

First Street Pw (Assoc.) 


NO 


PE 


933 Ronson Drive 
Kenner, LA 70065 
skopelousas@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-895-2922 


Klaus, Karl S. + 

(Kym) 

St Luke-Simpson 


LC 


FE 


1500 Country Club Road 

Lake Charles, LA 70605 

karlsklaus@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-474-1500 
337-477-3257 
337-474-1667 


Koelemay, John B. 

(Helen) 

Retired 


LC 


RM 


180Byrd Drive 
Many, LA 71449-9265 
JBKoele@cp-tel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-586-4314 



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ADDRESS 
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PHONE 



Langford, Charles Robert + 

(Beverly) 

Lake Charles, University 


LC 


FE 


3501 Patrick Street 
Lake Charles, LA 70605 
clangford@universitymethodist.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-477-2003 
337-478-8106 
337-474-6475 


Lanier, Donald William 
(Glenda) 
Dubach-Harmony Chapel 


MN 


FL 


P.O. Box 176 
Dubach, LA 71235 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-777-3966 
318-777-0695 


Lapuyade, Calvin 0. 

(Myrtress) 

Retired 


MN 


RM 


9529 Troon Village Drive 
Lone Tree, CO 80124-3148 
calmyrt@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


720-873-6861 


Lars, Sonya Renee + 
Lutcher Chapel 


AC 


PL 


6145 Cedar Grove Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70812 
sonyalars@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-869-4712 
225-365-5473 
225-356-5473 


Lathan, Roger D. + 

(Sedonia) 

District Superintendent 


AC 


FE 


850 Kaliste Saloom Road., #100 
Lafayette, LA 70508 
rdlathan@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-235-2904 
337-235-0080 
337-235-3017 


Lavo, John H. + 
(Anne) 
Brushwood * 


SH 


RA 


22 Echo Ridge 
Haughton, LA 71037 
jhlavo@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-377-5757 
318-949-0217 
318-949-2078 


Laws, Willie + 

(Ramona) 

SU Wesley Foundation/Port Allen, 


BR 
Scott 


AM 


5935 San Juan Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70811 
revlaws3@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-778-0076 
225-778-0876 
225-357-4651 


Laws, Willis + 

(Muriel) 

Clinton, Mt. Zion-Ethel, St. Paul 


BR 


PL 


600 Woodale Boulevard, #162 
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 
laws_willis@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-683-4706 
225-573-2203 


Lawson, Timothy E. 

(Beverly) 

St. Johns 


BR 


FE 


9375 Highland Road 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-4024 
lawsontim@minister.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-766-4594 
225-766-4624 
225-766-9948 


Lawton, Bob L. 

(Barbara) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


1710 Highway 958 
Slaughter, LA 70777 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-683-5456 


Lee, Chang Kyu 

(Yoo) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


4432 Alphonse Drive 
Metairie, LA 70006 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-885-1673 


Lee, Hyunsu 
(Hye Jin Lim) 
Korean 


NO 


OE 


637 South Village Lane 
Mandeville, LA 70471 
pastorhyunsulee@yahoo.co.kr 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-897-3060 
985-727-1136 


Lee, John M. 

(Jerry) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


1107 Maine Street 
Slidell, LA 70458 
johnjerrylee@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-847-0169 


Leidig, Raymond H., Jr. 

(Shela) 

Florien, Prospect-Hornbeck * 


LC 


RL 


3792 Highway 26 
Deridder, LA 70634 
rleidigr@netscape.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-586-3549 
337-463-6736 


Leyland, Heather Haussler + LC 

(Jeffery) 

Sulphur, Henning Memorial (Assoc.) 


FE 


404 South Huntington 
Sulphur, LA 70663 
heather2hmumc@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-527-5483 
337-527-0973 
337-528-2674 


Lindsey, Terry A. 

(Christine) 

Houma, Wesley-Vacherie 


AC 


PL 


113 Parlange Street 
Thibodaux, LA 70301 
terry.a.lindsey@charter.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-631-8382 
985-631-8221 
985-446-5524 


Locascio, L. John + 
(Sara) 
Carpenters Chapel 


BR 


FL 


41191 Highway 933 
Prairieville, LA 70769 
j locascio@eatel . net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-622-1266 
225-622-0766 
225-622-5966 


Logan, J. Thomas + 
(Allyson) 
Ponchatoula, First 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 545 
Ponchatoula, LA 70454 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-386-3561 
985-386-8400 
985-386-6545 



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APPOINTMENT 



D CR 



ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Lord, Jon M. NO FE 38 Wren Street 

(Lisa) New Orleans, LA 70124 

West New Orleans Cooperative Parish , Team Me jonlisa@lordstudios.com 



Ofc 504-833-2288 
Fax 504-833-4081 
Hm 504-288-4111 



Love, Terry A. 
(Martha) 
St. Lukes 



SH FE 6012 Youree Drive 

Shreveport, LA 71 105 
talove@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 318-868-3613 
Fax 318-868-3614 
Hm 318-861-3266 



Lovell, Clinton P., Sr. 

(June) 

Greenwood-Bethany 



SH AM P.O. Box 555 

Greenwood, LA 71033 
oscarlove@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 318-938-5225 
Fax 318-938-5254 
Hm 318-938-5645 



BR PL 



Lubbock, Mark A. + 

(Vickie) 

Wesley Chapel-James Chapel-Lee's Landing 



7533 Quroum Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70817 
marko@christ-usa.com 



Ofc 225-753-0297 
Fax 225-751-4852 
Hm 225-751-1712 



Lyons, D. Dale 

(Cordia) 

Retired 



NO 



RM 1558 Wildwood Lane 
Slidell, LA 70458 



Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 985-726-0195 



MacKenzie, Tracy L. + NO FE PO Box 1049 

Kenner, LA 70004 
West New Orleans Cooperative Parish , Team Le tlmack@cox.net 



Ofc 504-833-2288 
Fax 504-833-4081 
Hm 504-469-7648 



Maddin, James Lawrence 

(Gayle) 

St. Timothy On The North Shore (Assoc.) 



NO RM 335 Asbury Drive 

Mandeville, LA 70448 
larryngayle@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 985-626-3307 
Fax 985-727-4862 
Hm 985-626-4389 



Malone, T. Lynn 

(Vanessa) 

Benton 



SH FE P.O. Box 388 

Benton, LA 71006 
Imalonel 1 @juno.com 



Ofc 318-965-2273 
Fax 318-965-5360 
Hm 318-965-0305 



Mann, Gregory G. 

(Ashley) 

Leave of Absence 



NO FE 2027 S. Grant Avenue 

Springfield, MO 65807-2502 
saintsfann@yahoo.com 



Marcussen, Helen P. 

(Charley) 

Retired 



NO RM 



1465 11th Street 
Slidell, LA 70460 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 



Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 985-641-2015 



Martin, Mark R. + 
(Rhonda) 
Broadmoor (Assoc.) 



SH FE 3715 Youree Drive 

Shreveport, LA 71105 
mark@broadmoorumc.org 



Ofc 318- 
Fax 318- 
Hm 318 



861-0586 
869-4319 
798-6747 



Mathis, Germaine Tropez + 

(Lawrence) 

Southwest Texas 



NO PE 7828 Pat Booker Road 
Live Oak, TX 78233 
mizztropez@aol.com 



Ofc 

Fax 210- 

Hm 210- 



654-0674 
467-9903 



Maxwell, G. Larry, Sr. + 

(Virginia) 

Homer-Homer, Wesley Chapel 



SH FE P.O. Box 357 Ofc 318-927-3365 

Homer, LA 71040 Fax 318-927-3199 

glamaxwell@cmaaccess.com Hm 318-927-3379 



May, Thomas G. 
(Jeannie) 
Couley-Sanders Chapel 


AL 


PL 


183 Rufus Long Road 
Winnfield, LA 71483 
tgmayl 36@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-628-4956 


Mayo, Lisa Thomisee + 

(Albert) 

Lea Joyner Memorial (Assoc.) 


MN 


PL 


384 McGowen Road 
Monroe, LA 71203 
lisa.t.mayo@chase.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-343-0073 
318-343-9528 
318-342-8172 


Mayo, William F. 

(Evelyn) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


6014 Cinderella Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-868-0929 


McCarver, Betty Anne + 
(Harry) 
Slaughter-Bluff Creek 


BR 


PL 


2153 South Flannery Road 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816-1444 
bettymccarver@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-273-1720 
225-273-1720 


McClain, Joe W. 

(Mary) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


1432 Lakewood 
Slidell, LA 70458 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-639-0570 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



McClay, Gregory, Sr. 


BR 


PL 


8441 Frank Avenue 


Ofc 


225-687-4341 


(Delores) 






Baton Rouge, LA 7081 1-4516 


Fax 




Wilson, Wesley-Asbury 






gregmcclay@cox.net 


Hm 


225-357-9191 


McConnell, M. Theresa 


SH 


FE 


228 Dogwood Road 


Ofc 


318-925-8446 


(David Switzer) 






Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Fax 


318-869-6239 


Keithville 






mtmcconn@aol.com 


Hm 


318-869-6239 


McCullough, Victor T. 


NO 


FE 


5001 N. Everest 


Ofc 




(Nancy) 






Oklahoma City, OK 731 11 


Fax 




Oklahoma 






mccullough.v@cox.net 


Hm 


405-285-1254 


McCutcheon, William M. 


SH 


RM 


5520 E. Meadow Drive 
Bossier City, LA 71 112 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






wmmcut3@aol.com 


Hm 


318-752-9127 


McDonald, William K. + 


AL 


RL 


59 Sandy Lane 


Ofc 


318-748-4998 


(Judith) 






Elmer, LA 71424 


Fax 


318-793-5612 


Glenmora-Boyce, First * 






windfingers@centurytel.net 


Hm 


318-793-5612 


McDowell, Mary M. + 


SH 


PD 


547 Applespice Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71115 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-681-6231 


Christus Schumpert Cancer Tx Center 






m.mcdowell@christushealth.org 


Hm 


318-797-4684 


McGee, Mollie Ann + 


SH 


PE 


4600 Highway 80 East 


Ofc 


318-949-0430 








Haughton, LA 71037 


Fax 


318-949-0430 


Love Chapel 






rev.mmcgee@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-344-4077 


McGehee, Benjamin N. + 


NO 


FE 


65480 Highway 41 


Ofc 


985-863-7452 


(Alisa) 






Pearl River, LA 70452 


Fax 




Pearl River 








Hm 


985-863-3896 


McGuire, Ashley Cockburn 


SH 


SP 


9467 Shartel Drive 


Ofc 


318-697-2122 


(Robert) 






Shreveport, LA 71 118 


Fax 




Bethel 






phencerac@gmail.com 


Hm 


318-470-6834 


McGuire, Douglas L. 


MN 


RM 


810 Redbud Street 
Ruston, LA 71270 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






adodollahdog@juno.com 


Hm 


318-251-9099 


McKay, Kathryn Leigh + 


SH 


PE 


4855 Airline Drive Apt 26G 


Ofc 


318-746-5349 








Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 1 


Fax 


318-746-0927 


Asbury (Assoc.) 






katie@asburybossier.org 


Hm 




McKinzie, R. Lee 


BR 


OE 


10230 Mollylea Drive 


Ofc 


225-924-6269 


(Marcia) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Fax 


225-928-9472 


Broadmoor (Assoc.) 






lmckinzie@broadmoor-umc.org 


Hm 


225-755-81 1 1 


McLain, William H. + 


MN 


FL 


407 First Street 


Ofc 


318-559-2260 


(Lori) 






Lake Providence, LA 71254 


Fax 


318-559-9451 


Lake Providence 






wilmac75@cs.com 


Hm 


318-559-1504 


McLaurin, Michael D. + 


LC 


FE 


406 West Shirley Street 


Ofc 


337-463-4491 


(Lu An) 






Deridder, LA 70634 


Fax 


337-463-9971 


Deridder, First 






rev.mikemclaurin@gmail.com 


Hm 


337-463-8915 


McLemore, Cage M. 


AC 


RM 


115 Acadian Drive 


Ofc 


337-585-6695 


(Nell) 






Lafayette, LA 70503-4531 


Fax 




Retired/Retired/Port Barre-Krotz Sprngs-Lottie, W 




Hm 


337-232-4531 


Means, Jerry A. 


SH 


RM 


P.O. Box 238 


Ofc 




(Pat) 






Ida, LA 71044 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


318-284-3350 


Means, Jesse L., Jr. 


BR 


SY 


P.O. Box 1927 


Ofc 


225-635-6428 


(Patricia) 






St. Francisville, LA 70775 


Fax 


225-635-6996 


Concord-New Hope 






jlmwfohsep@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-635-4114 


Meek, Richard R. 


MN 


RM 


1 1 1 03 Sage Orchard Court 


Ofc 




(Carol) 






Houston, TX 77089 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


281-412-2142 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Meeks, Donald L. + 


BR 


FE 


333 E. Chimes St. 


Ofc 


225-344-7012 


(Trudie) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 


225-344-7012 


LSU Wesley Foundation/William B. Reilly Memori 


lsuwesley@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-658-6343 


Melville, David R., Jr. + 


SH 


FE 


4750 Barksdale Boulevard 


Ofc 


318-746-4422 


(Melanie) 






Bossier City, LA 71 112 


Fax 


318-746-1991 


Fellowship 






pastorfumc@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-742-5069 


Mercer, Amy Katherine + 


BR 


FD 


10335 South Riveroaks Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Ofc 
Fax 


225-346-5193 


Recovery Ministries 






amercer@bellsouth . net 


Hm 


225-303-3393 


Mercer, William Brian + 


MN 


FL 


1000 West Woodward 


Ofc 


318-251-0750 


(Shelley) 






Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 


318-255-5376 


Ruston, Trinity (Assoc.) 






brianm@trinityruston.org 


Hm 


318-251-2321 


Miller, Cherless Henry + 


BR 


PL 


7249 Panache Lane 


Ofc 


225-721-1073 


(Mary) 






Ethel, LA 70730 


Fax 


225-683-6644 


Clinton, St. Peter-Jackson Chapel-Mt. Carmel 


revchmiller@aol.com 


Hm 


225-683-1100 


Miller, Daniel H. + 


LC 


FE 


4429 Kinglet Street 


Ofc 


713-468-2441 


(Cassie Brown) 






Houston, TX 77035 


Fax 




Houston Hospice 






yug.om.61 @juno.com 


Hm 


713-721-3283 


Miller, Gladys 


AL 


PL 


1008 Highway 465 


Ofc 


318-628-7992 


(Glyn) 






Sieper, LA 71472 


Fax 




Montgomery-Mt. Zion-Atlanta 






glglmiller@aol.com 


Hm 


318-793-4950 


Miller, Larry G. + 


BR 


FE 


2644 S Sherwood Forest Blvd, 104 


Ofc 


225-293-8868 


(Linda) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70816-2248 


Fax 


225-293-8869 


District Superintendent 






brdistla@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-246-2365 


Miller, Michael G. + 


SH 


FL 


P.O. Box 219 


Ofc 


318-996-7439 


(Barbara) 






Mooringsport, LA 71060 


Fax 


318-996-7439 


Mooringsport-Oil City 






miller6936@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-996-6179 


Miller, Robert R. 


AL 


RM 


3720 Carl Road 


Ofc 




(Muriel) 






Alexandria, LA 71302 


Fax 




Retired 






robertmiller6@juno.com 


Hm 


318-445-3828 


Millet, Virginia D. + 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 130205 


Ofc 


205-934-2670 








Birmingham, AL 35213 


Fax 


205-934-4286 


University of Alabama Hospital 






vmillet@uabmc.edu 


Hm 


205-870-3440 


Milliron, Douglas E. 


LC 


FE 


501 Main Street 


Ofc 


337-536-6732 


Monabeth) 






Gueydan, LA 70542 


Fax 




Gueydan-Kaplan 






dougmilliron@centurytel.net 


Hm 


337-536-6464 


Milliron, Joshua D. + 


LC 


FE 


P.O. Box 712 


Ofc 


337-824-4079 


(Allison) 






Jennings, LA 70546 


Fax 


337-824-7679 


Jennings 






joshmilliron@yahoo.com 


Hm 


337-824-2117 


Milton, W. Spiller + 


BR 


RM 


608 Susan Drive 


Ofc 




(Barbara) 






Hammond, LA 70403 


Fax 




Retired 






williams_milton@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-345-4587 


Mitchell, James W. + 


NO 


FE 


335 Asbury Drive 


Ofc 


985-626-3307 


Delaine) 






Mandeville, LA 70471 


Fax 


985-727-4862 


St. Timothy On The North Shore 






jmitchell@sttimothyumc.org 


Hm 


985-674-7921 


Mitchell, Marva L. + 


NO 


RL 


P.O. Box 741960 


Ofc 


504-571-1978 








New Orleans, LA 70174-1960 


Fax 


504-571-1975 


Recovery Ministries */Bethany (Assoc 


)* 




bethany4533@aol.com 


Hm 


504-453-7203 


Monk, Monica Gayle + 


NO 


FE 


817 Elmeer Avenue 


Ofc 


504-456-0827 








Metairie, LA 70005 


Fax 


504-482-1964 


St. Lukes (Assoc.) 






revmonk@hotmail.com 


Hm 


504-456-0827 


Montegudo, Ellen B. + 


SH 


FE 


1204Crabapple 


Ofc 


318-686-2553 








Shreveport, LA 71 118 


Fax 


318-686-2578 


Christ (Assoc.) 






ellenm@christ-umc.com 


Hm 


318-687-6441 






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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
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PHONE 



Montegudo, John Sidney 


BR 


FD 


5038 Summa Court 
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


Ofc 
Fax 




Incapacity Leave 






smontegudo@cox.net 


Hm 


225-766-7339 


Moon, William A., Ill + 


BR 


FE 


10000 Blackwater Road 


Ofc 


225-261-4646 


(Elizabeth) 






Baker, LA 70714 


Fax 


225-261-4699 


Blackwater 






billm@blackwaterumc.org 


Hm 


225-261-2758 


Moore, Darlene Anita + 


BR 


FE 


8742 Scenic Highway 


Ofc 


225-775-4106 








Baton Rouge, LA 70807 


Fax 


225-775-0303 


Camphor Memorial 






darleneamoore7@yahoo.com 


Hm 


225-355-0456 


Moore, James Bryant + 


LC 


FE 


324 Big Lake Street 


Ofc 


337-598-4688 


(Marlene) 






Lake Charles, LA 70607 


Fax 




Sweetlake-Cameron Methodist M 


nistry (Assoc.) 


revjbmoore@aol.com 


Hm 


337-598-3457 


Moore, Roy Bryan + 


LC 


FE 


404 South Huntington 


Ofc 


337-527-5483 


(Mildred) 






Sulphur, LA 70663 


Fax 


337-527-0973 


Sulphur, Henning Memorial 






royb2hmumc@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


337-625-4339 


Moore, Willard Wray 


SH 


SY 


103 Germantown Road 


Ofc 




(Jamie) 






Minden, LA 71055 


Fax 




Arizona-Colquitt 






willardmo@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-382-9335 


Morgan, Donald R. 


BR 


RM 


2139 South Greensburg Road 


Ofc 




(Bonnie) 






Liberty, MS 39645 


Fax 




Retired 






morgandonald@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


601-657-8424 


Morgan, Eddie E., Jr. 


LC 


RM 


439 Third Street 


Ofc 




(Jackie) 






Jennings, LA 70546 


Fax 




Elton-Oberlin-Basile * 






eddiemorganjr@yahoo.com 


Hm 


337-370-1846 


Morgan, J. Penn + 


LC 


FE 


735 Sam Houston Jones Parkway 


Ofc 


337-855-6241 


(Charlotte) 






Lake Charles, LA 70611 


Fax 


337-855-6249 


Moss Bluff 






revpennmorgan@aol.com 


Hm 


337-855-2268 


Morris, Katherine S. 


AL 


PL 


6520 Springhill Road 


Ofc 


318-640-3134 


(William) 






Ball, LA 71405 


Fax 


318-640-3134 


Pleasant Grove-Bethel 






klmrris@aol.com 


Hm 


318-640-3134 


Morris, Lewis M., Jr. 


BR 


PL 


2116 Oakdale Drive 


Ofc 


225-933-0505 


(Martha Ann) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


Fax 


225-665-4945 


Friendship-Corbin-Montpelier 






lmorris@sos.louisiana.gov 


Hm 


225-819-9254 


Morris-Jackson, Anna 


SH 


SY 


574 Oxford Road 
Mansfield, LA 71052 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-872-0178 


Haskin Chapel 






amjackson222@aol.com 


Hm 


318-872-0178 


Moses, Anice N. + 


NO 


PE 


3712 Loyola Drive, Apt 21 9N 


Ofc 


504-466-2147 


(Rodney) 






Kenner, LA 70065 


Fax 


504-466-2147 


Thomas 






anmoses@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


504-467-8444 


Moss, Tony W. 


LC 


FL 


P.O. Box 297 


Ofc 


337-738-2254 


(Victoria) 






Kinder, LA 70648 


Fax 




Recovery Ministries/Kinder 






tmandtm@hotmail.com 


Hm 


337-738-2754 


Mouser, Roy E. 


SH 


RM 


600 E. Flournoy-Lucas, Apt. #CB14 


Ofc 


530-623-2374 


(LaVerne) 






Shreveport, LA 71 115 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


318-798-7586 


Munn, Maria C. + 


MN 


PL 


1101 Tulane 


Ofc 


318-387-0511 








WestMornoe, LA 71291 


Fax 


318-387-0249 


West Monroe, First (Assoc.) 






marla@fumcwm.org 


Hm 


318-235-5547 


Munyon, Carl D. 


SH 


RL 


Route 1 , Box 893 


Ofc 


318-932-1276 


(Linda) 






Ringgold, LA 71068 


Fax 


318-894-5580 


Crossroads-Hall Summit * 






blessingscc@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-894-5580 


Murray, Barbara L. + 


NO 


FD 


7771 Wales Street 


Ofc 


504-248-7998 








New Orleans, LA 70126 


Fax 


504-248-7583 


East Cooperative Parish , Team Member 




murraymissioner@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


504-400-6378 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Myles, Ricky R. 
(Jacqueline) 
Keithville, Fairview 


SH 


PL 


8012 Cardigan Way 
Shreveport, LA 71 129 
rmyles2@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-925-5599 
318-688-7259 


Nash, Roy B. 

(Kay) 

Belief-Focused Care & Healing * 


NO 


RM 


5004 Eagle Ridge 
Springfield, IL 62707-7830 
roynash@springnet1 .com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


217-726-5373 
217-787-6975 


Nedd, Donny R. 
(Josetta) 
Round Grove 


SH 


PL 


2621 Circle Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71107 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-227-8400 
318-222-5622 
318-222-5622 


Nelson, Cheryl L. + 

(Jackie) 

Plain Dealing/Benton (Assoc.) 


SH 


PL 


P.O. Box 388 
Benton, LA 71006 
jlnelson12@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-326-4812 
318-965-5360 
318-965-0178 


Nelson, Judy E. + 
Consultant 


BR 


FE 


9931 Powell Lane 
Denham Springs, LA 70726 
nelsonjudy@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


512-618-1321 
225-664-8302 


Neustifter, Timothy J. + 
(Linda Beth) 
Alexandria, First 


AL 


FE 


328 Jacob B Loop 
Alexandria, LA 71303 
tn e u stifte r@f u m ca . o rg 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-443-5696 
318-484-2692 
318-442-6021 


Nichols, Randall Keith 

(Meredith) 

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless 


BR 


FE 


5850 Florida Boulevard 

Baton Rouge, LA 70806 

rknichols@gctfs.org 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-201-0696 
225-201-1792 
225-336-9433 


Nolan, William E. 

(Janet) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


401 Irving Bluff Road 
Shreveport, LA 71 107 
wishynolan@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-222-3528 


Norman, Larry Donald 

Director of Volunteers In Mission 


BR 


FE 


527 North Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
lduckn@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-346-1646 
225-383-3144 
225-201-0094 


Norris, Leslie P., Jr. 

(Roszeta) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


2504 Spring Landing Drive 
Pearland, TX 77584 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


281-485-1540 
281-485-1540 


Northen, Elizabeth M. + 
Westlake 


LC 


FE 


P.O. Box 536 
Westlake, LA 70669 
pastorwlumc@netcommander.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-433-8424 
337-433-9905 
337-439-9747 


Norton, Kenneth D. + 

(Pat) 

Mansfield, First-Grand Cane 


SH 


FE 


502 Polk Street 
Mansfield, LA 71052 
nortonkend@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-872-0811 
318-872-0813 
318-872-0960 


Nugent, David 
(Linda) 
Lahey Chapel 


AL 


SY 


128 Rougeau Lane 
Lecompte, LA 71346 
davlynn@peoplepc.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-793-8969 
318-776-5761 


O'Bannon, Michael Quinn + 
United States Military 


BR 


FE 


1202 Rockbridge Avenue 
Norfolk, VA 23508 
qobannon@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


757-489-5962 


O'Dell, Larry Dean + 

(Judy) 

St. Andrews 


BR 


FE 


17510 Monitor Avenue 

Baton Rouge, LA 70817 

tuffyodell@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-752-2903 
225-752-1133 
225-756-4415 


O'Dell, M. Jack + 

(Amanda) 

Tangipahoa Parish, The Well 


BR 


FE 


720 St. Charles Court 

Ponchatoula, LA 70454 

jackodell@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-981-2334 
985-467-0085 


Oliver, Erin J. + 

(Lamar) 

Franklin, First-Mcgowen 


AC 


FE 


920 Main Street 
Franklin, LA 70538 
erinJ_oliver@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-828-5259 
985-385-6458 


Oliver, Lamar C. + 

(Erin) 

Pharr Chapel 


AC 


FE 


517 Federal Avenue 
Morgan City, LA 70380 
lamar_oliver@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-384-7984 
985-384-7983 
985-385-6458 






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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Olmsted, Lewis L. 

(Sharon) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


1 533 Sycamore Street 
Mandeville, LA 70448 
revsgt75@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-951-7667 


Orphe, Martha Marie + 
New Orleans District Office 


NO 


FE 


3401 Canal St. 
New Orleans, LA 701 19 
lamissionzone@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-483-8848 
504-483-8847 
504-710-1914 


Owens, Jimmy Lee 

(Terrell) 

North Carolina 


MN 


PE 


920 Manns Chapel Road 
Pittsboro, NC 27312 
jimmy@owensfamily.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 




Owens, Raymon L., Jr. + 

(Nancy) 

St. Joseph 


MN 


PE 


P.O. Box 336 
St. Joseph, LA 71366 
rayowens@shreve.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-766-3714 
318-766-3526 


Parker, Jimmie S. + 
(Suzan) 
Deerford-Pine Grove 


BR 


PL 


8410 Ashley Drive 
Denham Springs, LA 70706 
parkerjs84@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-654-5621 
225-664-5177 


Parker, Walter L, Jr. + 

(Shirley) 

Springhill 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 545 
Springhill, LA 71075 
wlparker07@centurytel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-539-9153 
318-539-9155 
318-539-2268 


Parr, Walter L, Jr. 

(Anne) 

Leave of Absence 


SH 


FE 


P. 0. Box 52596 
Shreveport, LA 71 1 35-2596 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-820-0136 


Patton, Isaac A., Jr. 

(Velma) 

Lea Joyner Memorial (Assoc.) * 


MN 


RM 


2324 Sauvelle 
Monroe, LA 71201 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-343-0073 
318-343-9528 
318-323-4053 


Peeples, William D. + 

(Adeleine) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


5902 Annette 
Shreveport, LA 71105 
grayspray@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-868-9705 


Pennington, Franklin R. 

(Sandy) 

Magnolia 


BR 


PE 


16024 Greenwell Springs Road 
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 
frank@servantofchrist.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-261-2789 
225-262-7314 
225-636-5707 


Penuell, Charles R. 

(Lynn) 

Athens 


SH 


PL 


PO Box 130 
Athens, LA 71003 
Penuellc@iig-llc.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-258-5061 
318-258-5061 


Peterson, Robert W. 

(Robbie) 

Retired 


AC 


RA 


308 Sidney Martin Road Apt 192 
Lafayette, LA 70507 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-868-9400 
337-456-4685 


Petty, Benjamin A. 
Retired 


NO 


RM 


3436 Lovers Lane 
Dallas, TX 75225 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


214-361-1743 


Peyton, Owen H., Sr. 

(Belinda) 

Vinton, Welsh Memorial 


LC 


AM 


P.O. Box 1016 
Vinton, LA 70668 
welshmemorial@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-589-7175 
337-589-5666 
337-589-6372 


Peyton, Robert L. 

(Elizabeth) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


2088 6th Street 
Arcadia, LA 71001 
robertpeyton@bel Isouth . net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-263-8135 


Phelps, Jack D. + 
(Sherry) 
Eros-Antioch, Eros * 


MN 


RM 


136 Comanche Trail 
West Monroe, LA 71291 
coolpreach@bayou.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-249-2698 
318-397-3878 


Player, Oscar E. 

(Debbra) 

Faith-Pleasant Valley-New Light 


SH 


AM 


3014 Butler Hill Road 
Benton, LA 71006 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-865-8840 
318-869-4768 
318-326-3207 


Poole, Franklin Parker 

(Mary) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


302 Lewis Lane 
Oxford, MS 38655 
fpoole@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


662-234-4202 
662-281-8103 



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ADDRESS 
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Poole, James M. + 

(Retta) 

Natchitoches, First (Assoc.) * 


AL 


RM 


1905 Nolley Street 
Natchitoches, LA 71457 
jpoole@cp-tel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-357-8296 
318-357-8303 
318-356-0946 


Porter, Steven J. + 

(Sally) 

Centenary-Fisher 


NO 


FE 


711 Williams Street 
Franklinton, LA 70438 
cumcfla@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-839-3808 
985-795-0800 
985-839-3661 


Potter, Robert L. + 

(Joan) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


1610 Regatta 
Shreveport, LA 71 119 
bobbypotter@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-635-9212 


Price, Roy J. + 

(Peggy) 

Fitzgerald 


NO 


PL 


80158 Fitzgerald Church Road 
Covington, LA 70435 
dutchprice@fitnessexpostores.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-892-3181 
504-466-2664 
985-898-5030 


Price, Wybra Joseph, II + 

(Judy) 

Slidell, First 


NO 


FE 


890 Cross Gates Blvd 
Slidell, LA 70461 
wprice@firstumcslidell.org 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-643-6437 
985-643-6439 
985-690-9996 


Pritchard, Veronica Kay + 

(David) 

Alexandria, First (Assoc.) 


AL 


FL 


2727 Jackson Street 
Alexandria, LA 71301 
veronicapritchard@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-443-5696 
318-484-2692 
318-641-7806 


Pugh, Susan C. + 
Lake Arthur 


LC 


PL 


P.O. Box 606 
Lake Arthur, LA 70549 
spugh@centurytel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-774-3366 
337-753-2204 


Putnam, Byron W. + 

(Heather) 

Oak Grove-Kilbourne-Locust Grove 


MN 


FE 


P.O. Box 1206 
Oak Grove, LA 71263 
byronwputnam@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-428-2623 
318-428-3244 


Pyles, Jimmie D. + 
(Dessie) 
Quitman * 


MN 


RM 


P.O. Box 36 
Quitman, LA 71268 
jpyles@bayou.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-259-9113 
318-232-0300 
318-259-2312 


Ramsey, W. Dwight + 

(Gay) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


1720 Dryden Road #117 
Houston, TX 77030 
drarnl 968@msn.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


832-585-8515 
713-768-1312 
504-296-4096 


Ranero, Antonio E + AL 

(Cynthia) 

Marksville-Effie, Oak Grove-Simmesport 


FL 


444 DeBellevue 
Marksville, LA 71351 
trisgrat@ix.netcom.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-253-6918 
318-253-6956 


Rawle, Matthew Berke + 
(Christie) 
Broadmoor (Assoc.) 


SH 


PE 


3715 Youree Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 
Matt@broadmoorumc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-861-0586 
318-869-4319 
318-779-1262 


Ray, James E., Sr. 

Pineville, Wesley-Booneville, Wesley 


AL 


PL 


1615 Turner Street 
Alexandria, LA 71301 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-443-4017 
318-449-9177 
318-443-5313 


Ray, Willard Wayne + 

(Sara) 

Little Creek-Union 


MN 


PL 


140 Quail Creek Drive 
Monroe, LA 71203 
willardsray@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-329-3592 
318-343-2749 


Raymond, Fulton A., Sr 

(Persephone) 

Retired 


AC 


RA 


124 W. Hyacinth Street 
St. Martinville, LA 70582 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-394-6283 


Reagan, Wesley C. 

(Linda) 

Retired 


LC 


RM 


106 April Waters West 
Montgomery, TX 77356 
W2L2reagan@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


936-588-6973 


Reed, Kenneth R. + 

(Bobbie) 

United Methodist Foundation * 


BR 


RM 


829 Wheatsheaf Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 
retkrreed@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-346-1535 
225-343-0756 
225-757-1343 


Reed, LeKisha L.M. + 
New Orleans, First (Assoc.) 


NO 


FL 


62200 West End Boulevard, #5102 
Slidell, LA 70461 
Iekisha02@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-488-0856 
504-488-0926 
985-726-0673 






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ADDRESS 



APPOINTMENT 


D 


CR 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Reeves, Samuel D. 
Retired 


BR 


RM 


24205 Charles Drive 
Plaquemine, LA 70764 
drsam1@eatel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-685-0970 


Register, R. Dean, Jr. 

(Mary) 

Shiloh-Keatchie 


SH 


PL 


774 Horn Road 
Logansport, LA 71049 
deanregister@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-697-5638 
318-697-5638 


Reid, James Wendell + 

(Sara) 

Pine Ridge-Tangipahoa 


BR 


AM 


P.O. Box 64 
Tangipahoa, LA 70465 
eleos@hughes.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-229-8526 
985-229-8594 


Rheams, Marguerite Jordan 

(Willie) 

Springfield, St. James 


BR 


PL 


918 Hatchell Lane 
Denham Springs, LA 70726 
mjrheams@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-294-6717 
225-667-0549 
225-664-5003 


Rhoads, Carl E., Ill + BR FE 

(Ann) 

Exec Dir Adm Serv-Treas-Benefits Ofcr-Secretar^ 


527 North Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
crhoads@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-346-1646 
225-383-2652 
225-383-7052 


Richardson, Carol R. + NO 

(Robert) 

St. Timothy On The North Shore (Assoc.) 


FL 


61510 Queen Anne Drive 
Lacombe, LA 70445 
crichardson@sttimothyumc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-626-3307 
985-727-4862 
985-882-5795 



Richardson, Charles Gerald 

(Carolyn) 

Retired 

Riley, Johnny M. + 
(Karen) 
Monroe, Hope 



BR RM P.O. Box 1265 

Monteagle, TN 37356 
rspiritr@aol.com 



MN PL P.O. Box 9133 

Monroe, LA 7121 1-9133 
revjr6266@aol.com 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 



931-924-6350 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 



318-387-5757 



318-343-0934 



Rives, Earnest Eugene + 

(Patty) 

Baker-Pride, Bethel 


BR 


FE 


16832 Teneiya Avenue 
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 
rivesgene@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-775-1577 
225-775-1582 
225-261-4403 


Roberson, Kermit Curtis + 

(Natasha) 

Boynton 


NO 


PL 


1637 N. Broad Avenue 
New Orleans, LA 701 1 9-2335 
KCRoberson@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-943-0592 
425-944-7227 
504-491-5647 


Roberts, Christine A. + BR 

(Thomas) 

Highland Hospice & Palliative Care of LA 


FD 


3289 Redbud Street 
Zachary, LA 70791 
carobertsihs@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-771-1881 
225-771-1883 
225-654-7739 


Robertson, Larry D. + 
(Mary) 
Day's-Center-Darlington * 


BR 


RM 


220 Asbury Drive 
Hazelhurst, MS 39083 
landmrbc@telepak.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


601-894-1431 
601-894-1431 


Robertson, Minns S. 

(Mildred) 

Retired 


MN 


RM 


5415 Cowhorn Creek Road, Apt. #210 
Texarkana, TX 75503 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


903-838-5906 


Robinson, Ira M. + 

(Mary) 

Lafayette, Asbury (Assoc.) * 


AC 


RM 


808 Carriage Light Loop 
Youngsville, LA 70592 
irarobinson@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-984-4211 
337-984-7844 
337-839-8973 


Robinson, Mary Ann + 

(Richard) 

Camphor Memorial (Assoc.) 


BR 


OF 


13546 South Fairview Ave. 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 
mrobl 1 55@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-775-4106 
225-775-0303 
225-272-0750 


Robinson, Nolan M. + 

(Angel) 

Newell 


NO 


PL 


64016 Fornea Rd. 
Angle, LA 70426 
newellunited@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-674-2486 
985-732-6621 
985-732-4239 


Roper, Charles B. 

(Eileen) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


6153 Lover's Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 
roper38@comcast. net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-865-7954 


Ross, R. Don + 
(Ann) 
Horseshoe Drive 


AL 


FE 


1600 Horseshoe Drive 
Alexandria, LA 71301 
RDon.Ross@gmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-442-1984 
318-445-4044 
318-443-8246 



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ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Rountree, Joseph L. + 


MN 


RA 


4010Highknoll Lane 


Ofc 




(Judy) 






Seabrook, TX 77586 


Fax 




Retired 






jrountreel @houston. rr.com 


Hm 


281-532-3194 


Rousseau, Emile A., Jr. + 


SH 


OF 


P.O. Box 125 


Ofc 


318-296-4206 


(Pattie) 






Belcher, LA 71004 


Fax 




Gilliam-Hosston 






revemile2@aol.com 


Hm 


318-378-4747 


Rowell, William A., Jr. + 


AC 


FE 


107 Corinth Avenue 


Ofc 


337-839-0774 


(Betty) 






Broussard, LA 70518 


Fax 




Incapacity Leave 






bbrowell@msn.com 


Hm 


337-839-0774 


Rowland, Robert G. + 


SH 


FE 


9119 Dean Road 


Ofc 


318-686-2514 


(Glenver) 






Shreveport, LA 71 118 


Fax 


318-686-2543 


Summer Grove 






skysixa@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-795-0716 


Roy, Pamela Fitch + 


AC 


AM 


515 East Bellevue St. 


Ofc 


337-942-3163 


(Victor) 






Opelousas, LA 70570 


Fax 


337-942-3173 


Louisiana Memorial 






revpamela@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


337-945-1197 


Rushing, Dalton Edward 


MN 


SY 


295 Hyatt Road 


Ofc 




(LaJeanne) 






Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 




Ansley-Centerpoint 






rushingeddie@netscape.net 


Hm 


318-247-6277 


Sabin, Paul E. 


MN 


FE 


116 Springfield Drive 


Ofc 


318-343-3033 


(Linda) 






West Monroe, LA 71291 


Fax 


318-343-3040 


Memorial 






lsabin28@aol.com 


Hm 


318-397-9423 


Saizon, Constance R. + 


BR 


PL 


1900 Fred Banks Drive, Apt. 1802 
Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Ofc 
Fax 


225-664-7979 


Gonzales, St. Landry/Roberts-St. Luke (Assoc.) 


crsaizon@yahoo.com 


Hm 


225-588-0686 


Sanfiel, Marta L. 


NO 


RM 


1317 Woodland Court 
Washington, IA 52353 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






martasanf@aol.com 


Hm 


319-653-2269 


Santana-Ruiz, Benjamin 


SH 


PE 


P Box 785 


Ofc 


209-379-7746 


(Dielma Santana) 






Frederiksted, 00841 


Fax 




Leave of Absence 






bensantana@hotmail.com 


Hm 


203-379-7746 


Schaub, James R. 


NO 


RM 


410 Ashmoore Circle West 


Ofc 




(Alice) 






Powell, OH 43065 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


614-431-0083 


Scott, Charles E. + 


AL 


RM 


5524 Monument Road 


Ofc 


770-608-2631 


(Mary) 






Jasper, GA 30143 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


770-893-1778 


Scott, Ernest E. + 


NO 


AM 


544 Brakefield Street 


Ofc 


985-643-3555 


(Janice) 






Slidell, LA 70458 


Fax 


985-643-7801 


Hartzell Mt. Zion 






Rev.Scott@hartzellmtzion.org 


Hm 


985-641-1588 


Scott, Lloyd E. 


MN 


RL 


3215 Westminister 


Ofc 




(Diana) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 




Bartholomew-Beekman * 






lloyd_scott@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-388-5684 


Scott-Welch, J. Richard 


LC 


RM 


104 Rivermont Drive 


Ofc 


913-473-4419 


(Melanie) 






Mcminnville, TN 37110-3027 


Fax 




Retired 






brodick_fumc@blomand.net 


Hm 


931-474-2466 


Sewell, John Howard 


BR 


FE 


2109 North Hills Drive 


Ofc 


334-705-0710 


(Sally) 






Opelika, AL 36801 


Fax 


334-705-0769 


Victorious Christian Living 






victoriouschrist@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


334-749-3122 


Sewell, William G. 


SH 


OF 


P.O. Box 411 


Ofc 


318-745-3364 


(Michelle) 






Doyline, LA 71023 


Fax 




Doyline 






remotebill@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-745-3476 


Shamlin, Brunetta A. + 


BR 


FD 


402 Staring Lane 


Ofc 


225-356-4459 


(Gwynn) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


Fax 


225-357-0977 


Hope Community (Assoc.) 






brunettashamlin@hotmail.com 


Hm 


225-766-9439 



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ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Shea, Flint E. + 


NO 


FE 


311 Highway 21 


Ofc 


985-792-5255 


(Stacey) 






Madisonville, LA 70447 


Fax 


985-792-5257 


North Cross 






flint@northcrosschurch.org 


Hm 


985-845-9536 


Sheehan, David J. + 


SH 


FE 


301 Lakeshore Drive 


Ofc 


318-377-1226 


(Lyn) 






Minden, LA 71 055 


Fax 


318-377-1261 


Minden, Lakeview 






dave_sheehan64@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-377-5510 


Sheffield, William N. + 


MN 


PE 


3900 Loop Road 


Ofc 


318-325-7335 


(Tracy) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 


318-325-8320 


Monroe, First (Assoc.) 






wills@fumcmla.com 


Hm 


318-323-3806 


Shema, Judith A. 


NO 


FE 


406 Dowman Street 


Ofc 










Oxford, GA 60054 


Fax 


770-784-8488 


Oxford College, Emory University 






jshema@emory.edu 


Hm 


678-622-7218 


Shepherd, Linda K. + 


SH 


RL 


1116 Claiborne Street 


Ofc 


318-377-1483 


(Norman Chappell) 






Minden, LA 71055-2318 


Fax 


318-377-2674 


Minden, First (Assoc.) * 






fumcmindenl 1 @yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-377-1703 


Sheppard, Doris R. 


SH 


RL 


P.O. Box 25 

Pleasant Hill, LA 71065 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-796-3664 


Pleasant Hill-Pelican * 








Hm 


318-796-3810 


Sheppard, Jason 


LC 


SY 


P.O. Box 46 
Ragley, LA 70657 


Ofc 
Fax 


337-725-6146 


Squyres 








Hm 


337-725-6493 


Sherer, Carol L. + 


NO 


RD 


3428 Buckhorn Trail 


Ofc 




(Robert) 






Little Rock, AR 72211 


Fax 




Retired 






clsherer@hotmail.com 


Hm 


501-219-3666 


Sherman, M. Stuart + 


MN 


FE 


P.O. Box 178 


Ofc 


318-649-2173 


(Maribeth) 






Columbia, LA 71418 


Fax 




Columbia-Hebert 






preacherdude31 8@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-649-7188 


Shirley, Fred Oswald 


BR 


RM 


9934 Judi Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 7081 5 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


225-924-2998 


Short, Kaseem N. 


NO 


SY 


PO Box 13102 

New Orleans, LA 70185 


Ofc 
Fax 


985-783-1003 


Hahnville, St. James 






kaseemshort@hotmail.com 


Hm 




Shoup, Sarah Williams 


BR 


PD 


319 Mattie Street 


Ofc 


225-665-8995 


(Brian) 






Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Fax 


225-665-7040 


Denham Springs, First (Assoc.) 






sarah@fumcds.org 


Hm 


225-667-5065 


Shovan, Dalton R. 


MN 


RE 


367 Joe Shovan Road 
Quitman, LA 71268 


Ofc 
Fax 




Ruston, Wesley Chapel * 








Hm 


318-259-7026 


Simmons, William Odell + 


BR 


RM 


18742 Santa Maria Parkway 


Ofc 


225-275-4928 


(Dorothy) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


Fax 




Francis Asbury * 






osimmonsl @bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-751-0214 


Simon, Gaynell R. + 


BR 


PL 


12546 Erin Avenue 


Ofc 


225-202-2991 


(Connie) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70814 


Fax 


225-274-8918 


Convent, St. James 






revgaynellsimon@Bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-274-8918 


Singletary, Paul C, Sr. + 


BR 


RA 


13358 Highway 431 


Ofc 




(Muriel Daigle) 






St. Amant, LA 70774 


Fax 




Retired 






pdsingletary@yahoo.com 


Hm 


225-644-3730 


Skinner, James C. 


LC 


RM 


1034 Ann Street 


Ofc 




(Barbara) 






Westlake, LA 70669 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


337-439-4743 


Smith, Dorothy J. + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 670 
Gibsland, LA 71028 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-843-6533 


Gibsland-Oak Grove 






Centredot@aol.com 


Hm 


318-843-6533 



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PHONE 



Smith, Elaine C. + 


AC 


RD 


5961 Lanier Drive 


Ofc 


985-384-7193 








Baton Rouge, LA 70812 


Fax 


225-357-1227 


Walmsley-Mason * 






sdeaconsm@aol.com 


Hm 


225-357-1227 


Smith, Gordon L, Sr. 


NO 


RA 


214 Pardue Loop 


Ofc 


318-259-9803 


(Geraldine) 






Jonesboro, LA 71251 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


504-682-7616 


Smith, H. Austin 


SH 


RA 


132 Presido Lane 


Ofc 




(Geraldine) 






Shreveport, LA 71115 


Fax 




Retired 






grshas@aol.com 


Hm 


318-797-6845 


Smith, Inita L. 


BR 


PL 


2700 Sheldon Drive 


Ofc 


225-683-4025 


(Leonard) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70805 


Fax 




Beech Grove 






ismith64@cox.net 


Hm 


225-356-3747 


Smith, Kevin D. + 


SH 


OF 


P.O. Box 626 


Ofc 


318-375-3521 


(Jana) 






Vivian, LA 71082 


Fax 


318-375-2253 


Vivian 






Vivianumchurch@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-375-2292 


Smith, Lawanda 


AL 


SY 


4041 Charleston Circle #25 
Alexandria, LA 71303 


Ofc 
Fax 


318-357-5593 


Beulah-Campti, First-St. Maurice 






lawandasmith@suddenlink.net 


Hm 


318-442-4327 


Smith, Louis A. + 


NO 


PL 


26196 Mondy Road 


Ofc 


985-735-5339 


(Barbara) 






Varnado, LA 70426 


Fax 




Thirkield-Harry's Chapel 






petergun@itsfast.net 


Hm 


985-732-2957 


Smith, S. Kemper + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 177 


Ofc 


318-697-4601 








Logansport, LA 71049 


Fax 


318-697-4601 


Logansport-Longstreet 






firstunited67997@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-697-4386 


Smith, Timothy M. 


NO 


FE 


58 Oak Tree Drive 


Ofc 


504-366-6685 


(Giovanna) 






Slidell, LA 70461 


Fax 


504-366-6605 


Gretna 






revtim@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-641-6082 


Smith, William Edward 


MN 


SY 


121 Belle Meade Drive 
Monroe, LA 71203 


Ofc 
Fax 




Choudrant-lndian Village 






ongodstime@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-343-8632 


Snelling, Clarence H., Jr. 


NO 


RM 


3131 East Alameda Avenue, #1508 


Ofc 




(Shirley) 






Denver, CO 80209-3412 


Fax 




Retired 






chsnelling@comcast.net 


Hm 


303-722-3645 


Solomon, Joe D. 


MN 


RA 


704 Erin Avenue 


Ofc 




(Irene) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


318-329-9228 



Southall, Obie J. 

(Lillie) 

Lettsworth, Scott Chapel 

Sparks, Cory L. + 

(Melissa) 

Faith Community 



AC RL PO Box 185 

Plattenville, LA 70393 



Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 985-369-3187 



AC PE 111 Doncaster Circle 
Youngsville, LA 70592 



Ofc 337- 

Fax 

Hm 337- 



857-0717 
857-5206 



Spencer, Juliet A. + 

(James) 

Destrehan, St. Charles 



NO FE 241 Ormond Village Drive Ofc 985-764-8292 

Destrehan, LA 70047 Fax 985-764-8178 

pastor@stcharlesumc.com Hm 985-764-3845 



Spiller, Ray R. 

(Nancy) 

Retired 



AL 



RM P.O. Box 1042 
Many, LA 71449 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 318-256-5790 



Spitzkeit, James W. 

(Virginia) 

Retired 



BR RM 1237 Winnrose Street 

Jackson, MS 39211-2720 
jwaltonspitzkeit@aoi.com 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 601 



957-9867 



Spurlock, Steven M. + 

William B. Reilly Memorial University 



BR FE 3350 Dalrymple Drive Ofc 225-344-0343 

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Fax 225-344-0530 

steven@universitymethodist.org Hm 225-767-2723 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Stafford, R. Larry + 


MN 


FE 


3900 Loop Road 


Ofc 


318-325-7335 


(Rita) 






Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 


318-325-8320 


Monroe, First 






brolarry@fumcmla.com 


Hm 


318-325-6658 


Stagg, Truman P. + 


LC 


FL 


501 South Fifth Street 


Ofc 


337-457-2208 


(Katherine) 






Eunice, LA 70535 


Fax 




Eunice, First-Iota 






staggfmly04@aol.com 


Hm 




Standley, Theo S. 


AC 


RM 


1 09 Carmen Street 


Ofc 




(Mary) 






Lafayette, LA 70507-4801 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


337-233-7697 


Stephens, Harrell Edward + 


BR 


FE 


527 North Boulevard 


Ofc 


225-346-1646 


(Lessa) 






Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 


225-383-2652 


Church Extension & Transformation 






hestephens@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-751-6092 


Stephens, Leslie G. + 


BR 


FE 


34248 Spring Lake 


Ofc 


225-665-6310 


(Matthew) 






Walker, LA 70785 


Fax 




Livingston Parish, Faith Crossing 






les_gatlin@yahoo.com 


Hm 


225-665-6310 


Stephens, Ulysse 


AC 


RA 


39203 Cornerview Road 


Ofc 




(Annie) 






Gonzales, LA 70737 


Fax 




Rosedale, Hartzell * 








Hm 


225-647-2691 


Stewart, David 


LC 


SY 


104 Kimberly Drive 
Leesville, LA 71446 


Ofc 
Fax 


337-238-0564 


Holly Grove , Supply Pastor 






qassis@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


337-238-4215 


Stiltner, Richard Thomas + 


BR 


RM 


10338 Bluebonnet Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


Ofc 
Fax 




Transformation Consultant * 






stiltnerr@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


225-819-8701 


Stinson, Van A. + 


NO 


FE 


203 N. Jefferson Avenue 


Ofc 


985-892-4694 


(Julie) 






Covington, LA 70433 


Fax 


985-892-5719 


Covington, First 






fumccov@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-892-7583 


Stokes, Jr., William M. 


MN 


RM 


1200 Hodges Avenue 
Ruston, LA 71270 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 






wms001 @latech.edu 


Hm 


318-255-5478 


Stone, Henry R. + 


NO 


FE 


6017 Camphor Street 


Ofc 


504-888-1155 


(Clelie) 






Metairie, LA 70003-3657 


Fax 


504-888-1169 


St. Matthews 






pastor@stmatthewsumc.com 


Hm 


504-469-7316 


Strawbridge, Bill E. + 


MN 


FL 


P.O. Box 156 


Ofc 


318-259-2258 


(Letty) 






Jonesboro, LA 71251 


Fax 


318-259-4891 


Jonesboro-Hodge-Dodson-New Hope 


Co-Pasto 


jonesborounitedm@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-259-2364 


Strawbridge, Letty L. + 


MN 


PL 


106 Cooper Street 


Ofc 


318-259-2258 


(Bill) 






Jonesboro, LA 71251 


Fax 


318-259-4891 


Jonesboro-Hodge-Dodson-New Hope 


Co-Pasto 


lettyps@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-259-9373 


Strickland, W. Mark + 


SH 


FE 


5550 South Lakeshore 


Ofc 


318-635-5617 


(Juanita) 






Shreveport, LA 71 119 


Fax 


318-635-1118 


Lakeview 








Hm 


318-671-0649 


Stringfield, Mickey D. + 


MN 


FE 


P.O. Box 929 


Ofc 


318-255-5020 


(Joyce) 






Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 


318-255-6623 


Methodist Children's Home 






mickey.stringfield@lmch.org 


Hm 


318-251-0095 


Sutton, Carol Ann + 


AC 


AM 


101 Live Oak Boulevard 


Ofc 


337-984-4211 


(Scott) 






Lafayette, LA 70503 


Fax 


337-984-7844 


Lafayette, Asbury (Assoc.) 






annsutton@asbury-umc.org 


Hm 


337-988-1800 


Sutton, Jack 


SH 


SY 


152 Gaskin Road 


Ofc 


318-263-8885 


(Margaret) 






Quitman, LA 71268 


Fax 




Bienville 








Hm 


318-263-8885 


Swanson, Betty L. + 


MN 


PL 


4390 Old Sterlington Road 


Ofc 


318-343-0073 


(Ray) 






Monroe, LA 71203 


Fax 


318-343-9528 


Lea Joyner Memorial (Assoc.) 






betty@leajoyner.com 


Hm 


318-322-6944 



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ADDRESS 



APPOINTMENT 


D 


CR 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


i Sweazie, Hurvey, Jr. AL RL 
(Margaret) 
Melder, St. Marks VCampti, St. Paul-Mt. Zion , Su 


P.O. Box 238 
Boyce, LA 71409 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-473-4756 
318-793-8929 


Tate, Darryl A. + 
(Carolyn) 
Recovery Ministries 


BR 


FE 


527 North Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
datate@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-346-1646 
225-383-2652 
225-819-5610 


Taylor, J. Roddy + 

(Linda) 

St. Paul's 


MN 


FE 


1901 Lexington Avenue 
Monroe, LA 71201 
pastortayl@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-322-4454 
318-322-4455 
318-388-1209 


Taylor, Robert Ed 

(Norma) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


2628 Judith Place 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 
Redtay@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-868-6237 


Taylor, Wayne Grey + 
(Diana) 
i Recovery Ministries 


NO 


FE 


572 Central 
Jefferson, LA 70121 
dragonheartwt@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-794-1061 
337-794-1061 


Taylor, William Craig 
; (Cathy) 
Wesley Comm. Center, GBGM 


NO 


FE 


1073 Atlantic Drive 
Atlanta, GA 30318 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


404-527-8952 
404-874-3405 


| Teeter, Richard 0. + 

j (Jeanette) 

| Church Point-Crowley, Wesley * 


LC 


RM 


404 West Plaquemine Street 
Church Point, LA 70525 
roteeter509@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-684-5007 
337-684-5007 


Tellifero, Jon E. + 
(Beverly) 
| Pineville, First 


AL 


FE 


2550 Monroe Highway 
Pineville, LA 71 360 
jetbat@suddenlinkmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-640-1050 
318-640-1089 
318-640-0302 


Templeton, Roger H. + 

(Pamela) 

St Luke-Simpson (Assoc.) 


LC 


FE 


1500 Country Club Road 
Lake Charles, LA 70605 
rogertempleton@hotmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-474-1 500 
337-477-3257 
337-526-7500 


Theriot, Mark S. 

(Shelley) 

Hopewell-Elizabeth-Pine Grove 


LC 


PL 


2534 Highway 377 
Pitkin, LA 70656 
brotheriot@camtel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-634-5663 


Thiele, William E. + 

(Carol) 

Rayne-Parker Memorial (Assoc.) 


NO 


OF 


115 Kendrick Drive 
Slidell, LA 70461 
soulcare4u@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-899-3431 
504-899-4212 
985-643-5334 


Thomas, Christan L. + 

(Barbara) 

Delhi-Crowville 


MN 


FL 


P. 0. Box 395 
Delhi, LA 71232 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-878-2147 
318-878-5536 


Thomas, Connie M. + NO OE 
Crosstown Cooperative Parish , Team Member 


3631 Rue Renee Street 
New Orleans, LA 70131 
revcthomas@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-895-6110 
504-899-7067 
504-957-7149 


Thomas, Edward R. 

(Louise) 

Retired 


SH 


RM 


302 Burgundy Circle 
Shreveport, LA 71105 
ed_louise@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-861-6677 


Thomas, George L. 
Retired 


SH 


RM 


c/o 130 White Oak Drive 
Mansfield, LA 71052 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-872-5444 


Thomas, Marvette J. 
Waxia, St Paul 


AC 


PL 


301 Mae Street 
Eunice, LA 70535 
mthomas@lsue.edu 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-585-7711 
337-457-2012 


Tohline, Daniel W. 

(Veda) 

Retired 


MN 


RM 


213 Adalee Drive 
Jonesboro, LA 71251-9705 
dantohline@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-259-7275 


Tosso, Emile E., Ill + 

(Bobbie) 

SLU Campus Ministry/Springfield, 


BR 

First 


FL 


P.O. Box 485 
Springfield, LA 70462 
sluwesley@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-345-6175 
985-345-6175 
225-294-9334 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Townsend, Robert E. + 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 148 


Ofc 


225-683-5472 


(Michele) 






Clinton, LA 70722 


Fax 


225-683-1025 


Clinton-Clear Creek 






brobob@trustcable.com 


Hm 


225-683-8135 


Trammell-Kelly, Jayne + 


SH 


FE 


P.O. Box 360 


Ofc 


318-263-2860 


(Steven Kelly) 






Arcadia, LA 71001 


Fax 


318-263-3460 


Arcadia-Mt. Mariah 






trammellkelly@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-263-9200 


Tran, Tuyet + 


BR 


FL 


10230 Mollylea Drive 


Ofc 


225-924-6269 








Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Fax 


225-928-9472 


Broadmoor (Assoc.) 






ttran@broadmoor-umc.org 


Hm 


225-925-2099 


Trickett, David G. + 


NO 


FE 


2201 South Universtiy Boulevard 


Ofc 


303-765-3102 


(Susan) 






Denver, CO 80210 


Fax 


303-777-3387 


Pres. & Prof, of Ethics & Leadership, 


Miff 




dgtrickett@iliff.edu 


Hm 


303-759-3268 


Trousdale, Ann Mangham + 


BR 


PD 


1510 St. Rose Avenue 


Ofc 


225-578-2330 








Baton Rouge, LA 70808 


Fax 


225-578-3135 


LSU Associate Professer, Circulation & Instructior 


atrous@lsu.edu 


Hm 


225-336-4213 


Tumbull, Lisa E. L. + 


LC 


FE 


5530 Pine Island Hwy. 


Ofc 


337-584-2838 


(Bryan) 






Jennings, LA 70546 


Fax 




Raymond-Roanoke 






revturnbull@hotmail.com 


Hm 


337-584-2838 


Turner, William Madison, Sr. + 


BR 


PL 


P.O. Box 304 


Ofc 


225-622-1695 


(Shannon Sandifer) 






Maurepas, LA 70449 


Fax 




Faithful - New River 






isaiah_1 2.2@eatel.net 


Hm 


225-405-3350 


Turner, William V. + 


NO 


PL 


61428 Yaupon Trail 


Ofc 


985-882-5781 


(Mary) 






Lacombe, LA 70445 


Fax 


985-882-2498 


Lacombe 






billyt62@hotmail.com 


Hm 


985-882-2498 


Tu'uta, H. Elizabeth Love + 


SH 


FE 


520 Herndon 


Ofc 


318-221-5207 


(Sione) 






Shreveport, LA 71 101 


Fax 


318-425-7643 


Noel (Assoc.) 






revbeth@noelumc.org 


Hm 


318-798-1884 


Tu'uta, Sione H. + 


SH 


FE 


9400 Ellerbe Road 


Ofc 


318-865-2070 


(H. Elizabeth) 






Shreveport, LA 71 106 


Fax 


318-865-6011 


Grace Community (Assoc.) 






sione@gracehappens.org 


Hm 


318-798-1884 


Van Horn, Gary L. 


AL 


RM 


2816 Hill Street 
Alexandria, LA 71001 


Ofc 
Fax 




Evergreen * 






rev_vanhorn@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-487-4676 


Varnado, Ray L. + 


NO 


PE 


2639 Eton Street 


Ofc 


544-433-1380 


(Donna) 






New Orleans, LA 70131 


Fax 


504-365-1867 


Algiers 






algiersm@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


504-433-1380 


Varner, Richard P. + 


SH 


PL 


10550 Ellerbe Road 


Ofc 


318-865-2070 


(Diane) 






Shreveport, LA 71106 


Fax 


318-865-6011 


Grace Community (Assoc.) 






richvarner@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-524-2444 


Verret, Cyril A. + 


AC 


PL 


PO Box 127 


Ofc 


985-851-1553 


(Zoeanna) 






Dulac, LA 70353 


Fax 


985-868-6278 


Clanton Chapel 






kverret@tpsd.org 


Hm 


985-563-7620 


Vining, John L. + 


AC 


FE 


213 North State Street 


Ofc 


337-893-5216 








Abbeville, LA 70510 


Fax 


337-893-5216 


Abbeville-Pecan Island 






abbeisland@aol.com 


Hm 


337-893-1754 


Vining, Kirby A. 


MN 


RM 


701 Brookwood 


Ofc 




(Jackie) 






Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


318-251-3791 


Volentine, Carolyn B. + 


MN 


FE 


P.O. Box 86 


Ofc 


318-982-7309 


(Kenneth) 






Downsville, LA 71234 


Fax 




Downsville-Bethel 






carolynvolentine@yahoo.com 


Hm 


318-982-5328 


Wade, Leland D. 


SH 


RM 


221 Clearwood Lane 


Ofc 




(Patricia) 






Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Fax 


318-868-5539 


Retired 






ldwade38@comcast.net 


Hm 


318-868-2608 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 61 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Wafer, Kathy S. + 
(James) 
Broadmoor (Assoc.) 


SH 


FL 


3715 Youree Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71105 
kathysw@broadmoorumc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-861-0586 
318-869-4319 
318-869-3925 


Walker, M. Roily + 
(Johnnie Lou) 
Douglas * 


MN 


RM 


176 Turtle Creek Road 
Ruston, LA 71270 
oneputt@bayou.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-251-0588 


Walker, Samuel W., Sr. 

(Gwendolyn) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


104 Hidden Hills Drive 
Madison, MS 39110 
swalker@trustmark.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


601-853-7402 
601-853-7402 


Wallace, Jefferson C. 

(Catherine) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


4417 Highland Circle 
Douglasville, GA 30135-1208 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


770-577-7475 


Waller, William G., Sr. 

(Gayle) 

Holly Ridge 


MN 


SY 


56 Jodie Lane 
Rayville, LA 71269 
williamwallerl @bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-728-6119 


Ward, Jessica 

(Chet) 

Bossier City, First (Assoc.) 


SH 


PL 


2531 LaVonne Circle 
Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 1 
JesBowlr@earthlink.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-742-3823 
318-746-1819 
318-752-0316 


Warren, B. Ramon 

(Sue) 

Retired 


MN 


RM 


4873 Perryville Road 
Collinston, LA 71229 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-281-3429 


Warren, Hulen C, Jr. + 

(Debra) 

Jefferson 


BR 


FE 


10328 Jefferson Highway 
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 
hugh@jeffersononline.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-293-4440 
225-293-6821 
225-755-8391 


Warren, Lusinda M. 
Broadmoor , Min. of Senior Care 


BR 


FD 


2905 Main Street 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
lwarren@broadmoor-umc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-924-6269 
225-928-9472 
225-387-0839 


Watson, Grayson B. 
(Sarah Jane) 
Retired 


NO 


RM 


2217 Ivan Street, Apt. #714 
Dallas, TX 75201 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


214-468-8447 


Webb, Donald A. SH 

(Renee') 

Shreveport, First , Scholar in Residence * 


RM 


5709 Lakefront Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71119 
cymmer@comcast.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-424-7771 
318-429-6888 
318-636-0630 


Webber, Clyde Ray 
Newellton 


MN 


SY 


P.O. Box 871 
Vidalia, LA 71373 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-336-4204 
318-757-3716 


Weber, Robert A. 

(Anita) 

Grace Community 


SH 


FE 


9400 Ellerbe Road 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 
Robweber@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-865-2070 
318-865-6011 
318-868-1020 


Weber, Theodore R. + 

(Mildred) 

Retired 


NO 


RM 


1641 Ridgewood Drive, N.E. 
Atlanta, GA 30307 
revtrw@emory.edu 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


404-373-5023 


Welch, Carlos Alvin 

(Sarojini) 

Retired 


BR 


RM 


1690 Denver Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 
welch@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-767-3077 


Wesley, Thomas A. 
Hurst-St. Luke 


AC 


PL 


509 West 5th Street 
Donaldsonville, LA 70346 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-687-2998 
225-473-3170 


Whaley, John H. 
Welsh, Jones 


LC 


PL 


2504 Anita Drive 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 
nicelikeboss@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-734-3812 
337-439-8154 


Whittington, Barry A. + 

(Donna) 

Baldwin, Trinity-Mt. Zion 


AC 


PL 


7388 Donaldson Drive 
Gonzales, LA 70737 
barrywl 88@eatel.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-923-7462 
225-644-7588 
225-644-2155 



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APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Whitton, Brady S. + 


BR 


FE 


800 North Duncan Avenue 


Ofc 


985-748-5353 


(Natasha) 






Amite, LA 70422 


Fax 


985-748-2788 


Amite-Independence 






bwhitton@amiteumc.org 


Hm 


985-748-4632 


Wideman, Fred B. + 


MN 


FE 


1000 West Woodward 


Ofc 


318-251-0750 


(Ann) 






Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 


318-255-5376 


Ruston, Trinity 






grace@trinityruston.org 


Hm 


318-513-1606 


Wilkinson, Donald L. + 


MN 


FE 


143 Church Street 


Ofc 


318-665-4479 


(April) 






Sterlington, LA 71280 


Fax 




St. Andrew's-Oak Ridge 






mail@saumc.net 


Hm 


318-665-4483 


Williams, Deborah B. + 


NO 


PE 


749 Lafayette Drive 


Ofc 


504-895-6110 








Laplace, LA 70068 


Fax 


504-899-7067 


Crosstown Cooperative Parish , 


Team Member 


dwilli1483@aol.com 


Hm 


985-651-7384 


Williams, Inez D. 


NO 


FD 


1 300 Lake Trail 
Wylie, TX 75018 


Ofc 
Fax 


214-883-2382 


North Texas Conference 






idwillams42@aol.com 


Hm 


504-220-2463 


Williams, John N. + 


NO 


FE 


360 Robert Road 


Ofc 


985-641-5829 


(Marie) 






Slidell, LA 70458 


Fax 


985-641-6923 


Aldersgate , Co-Pastor 






john@aldersgate-slidell.org 


Hm 


985-726-2639 


Williams, Karen Davis 


NO 


FE 


4821 Alphonse Drive 
Metairie, LA 70006 


Ofc 
Fax 




Leave of Absence 








Hm 


504-456-1908 


Williams, Marie Palmer + 


NO 


FE 


360 Robert Road 


Ofc 


985-641-5829 


(John) 






Slidell, LA 70458 


Fax 


985-641-6923 


Aldersgate , Co-Pastor 






marie@aldersgate-slidell.org 


Hm 


985-726-2639 


Williams, Randall Clay, Jr. + 


AL 


FL 


2550 Monroe Highway 


Ofc 


318-640-1050 








Pineville, LA 71 360 


Fax 


318-640-1089 


Pineville, First (Assoc.) 






clay.williams@pinevillefumc.org 


Hm 




Willis, Gary Don + 


BR 


FE 


P.O. Box 252 


Ofc 


225-647-4678 


(Amy) 






Gonzales, LA 70707 


Fax 


225-647-9324 


Gonzales 






garydwillis@hotmail.com 


Hm 


225-647-5623 


Willis, Ricky L. + 


MN 


FE 


1411 Glenwood Drive 


Ofc 


318-387-0511 


(Marie) 






West Monroe, LA 71291 


Fax 


318-387-0249 


West Monroe, First 






ricky@fumcwm.org 


Hm 


318-396-3881 


Willis, Terry Clovis 


SH 


RM 


707 North Main 


Ofc 


318-353-6043 


(Judy) 






Homer, LA 71040 


Fax 




Lisbon * 






terrycwillis@hotmail.com 


Hm 


318-927-4059 


Willis, William Harry, Sr. + 


BR 


FE 


109 Lexington Drive 


Ofc 


478-327-1472 


(Judy) 






Bonaire, GA 31005 


Fax 


478-327-0475 


United States Military 






william.willis@afrc.af.mil 


Hm 


478-923-0177 


Willson, William G. 


LC 


RM 


328 Ann Ave. 


Ofc 




(Ann) 






Sulphur, LA 70663 


Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


337-626-2104 


Wilson, James E. + 


NO 


RM 


2219 East 7th Street 


Ofc 




(Ellen Blue) 






Tulsa, OK 74104 


Fax 


918-270-6474 


Retired 






jwilson228@cox.net 


Hm 


918-582-1934 


Wilson, Thomas A. 


SH 


RA 


502 Wayne 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Ofc 
Fax 




Retired 








Hm 


318-869-1865 


Wimberly, Lorris M. 


BR 


FE 


19403 Magnolia Street 


Ofc 


985-878-9698 


(Becky) 






Loranger, LA 70446 


Fax 


985-878-9698 


Loranger-Cooper's Chapel 






dreamer@spiritministries.org 


Hm 


985-878-2700 


Winn, John M., Jr. + 


NO 


RM 


101 Byron Ct. 


Ofc 


985-781-5543 


(Carole Cotton-Winn) 






Slidell, LA 70461 


Fax 


985-781-5543 


Center for Pastoral Effectiveness 






johnwinn2@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


985-639-9531 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 63 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 



ADDRESS 
CR E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Wofford, Nancy E. + 
Sulphur, Maplewood 



LC FE 1 1 Center Circle 

Sulphur, LA 70663 
nancy.wofford@juno.com 



Ofc 337-625-5246 
Fax 337-625-5291 
Hm 337-625-3179 



Wood, Karl D., Sr. + 

(Cynthia) 

Bush* 



NO RM 81391 Home Lane 
Bush, LA 70431 
woodkarl@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 985-839-5635 
Fax 985-735-6531 
Hm 985-886-3629 



Woodland, James Philip 
Retired 



BR RM 1936Myrtledale 

Baton Rouge, LA 70808 
jpwood929@aol.com 



Ofc 

Fax 225-344-0530 
Hm 225-336-9801 



Wooten, Rodney D. NO FE 

Crosstown Cooperative Parish , Team Member 



2208 W. Canterbury 
Laplace, LA 70068 
RodneyRDW@aol.com 



Ofc 504-895-6110 
Fax 504-899-7067 
Hm 985-652-1455 



!: Wren, Regina L. + SH FD 

" (T. Gayle) 
Shreveport, First , Min. of Sr. Spiritual Life 



P.O. Drawer 1567 
Shreveport, LA 71165 
Rwren@fumcshreveport.org 



Ofc 318-424-7771 
Fax 318-429-6888 
Hm 318-797-1005 



Wright, Clifford C, Jr. 

(Amy) 

Broadmoor 



BR FE 10230 Mollylea Drive 

Baton Rouge, LA 7081 5 
cwright@broadmoor-umc.org 



Ofc 225-924-6269 
Fax 225-928-9472 
Hm 225-751-9803 



Wright, Glorious Morgan 
Moses Chapel 



BR PL 5089 Melrose Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 
glomaxw@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 225-654-2211 
Fax 225-928-7713 
Hm 225-926-0817 



Wright, Scott E. + 

(Marcie) 

LA Tech Univ Wesley Foundation 



MN FE P.O. Box 3005 

Ruston, LA 71272 
scott@wesleymail.com 



Ofc 318-255-3112 
Fax 318-255-3115 
Hm 318-255-2371 



Wright-Butler, Helena 
(Samuel Butler) 
Retired 



NO RM 1606 East Street 

Texarkana, TX 75501 
helsam91 (5)aol.com 



Ofc 870-772-2033 

Fax 

Hm 870-772-2033 



Wyatt, Elizabeth A. 
Retired 



BR RA 8435 Justin Avenue 

Baton Rogue, LA 70809 
revwyatt@hotmail.com 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 225-926-7476 



Yeich, S. Brian 
(Misty) 
Attend School 



SH FE 124 Lowry Lane 

Wilmore, KY 40390 
brianyeich@gmail.com 



Youngblood, Gloria L. + 
Colfax 



AL FL 402 Main Street 
Colfax, LA 71417 
revglo@earthlink.net 



Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 859-215-0004 



Young, Dawn B. + SH PD 2532 Tilman Drive Ofc 318-678-6387 

Bossier City, LA 711 11 Fax 318-678-6389 

Bossier Parish Comm. College/Conference Direct deacondawn@earthlink.net Hm 318-549-1493 



Ofc 318-627-3603 
Fax 318-627-5488 
Hm 318-627-5488 



Youngblood, William L. 

(Nanci) 

Retired 



BR RM 63Cambrooke 

Hattiesburg, MS 39402 
youngbloodw@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 601-268-6378 



Zehner, Maximilian O. + NO FE 7102 Freret Street 

New Orleans, LA 70118 
Tulane Wesley Foundation/Rayne-Parker Memori mzehner@tulane.edu 



Ofc 504-866-8681 
Fax 504-899-4212 
Hm 504-866-7242 



Zehner, Sharon D. + NO FL 59 Donelon Drive 

Harahan, LA 70123 
West New Orleans Cooperative Parish , Team Me stpauloffice@bellsouth.net 



Ofc 504-833-2288 
Fax 504-833-4081 
Hm 504-737-2922 



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Deaconesses 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 


D 


ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Cyrus, Elsie J. 
Outreach Ministries 


BR 


1652 79th Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70807 
WDEJCMay@juno.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-355-3991 
225-355-5638 
225-356-5162 


Dawson, Hallique L. 
Community Services 


BR 


2624 79th Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70807 
hallique@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-355-9506 


Ivie, Juanita L. 
Retired 


NO 


10-A Ann Louise Street 
Harvey, LA 70058 
jiail 950@gmail.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-368-2698 
504-368-2698 


Labrada, Carolina 
Retired 


AL 


813 Lakeshore Drive 
Pineville, LA 71360 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-443-6694 
318-487-1656 


NAME, (SPOUSE) 
APPOINTMENT 


Diaconal Ministers 

ADDRESS 
D E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Brinkman, Lylln Guth 

(Richard) 

St. Timothy-on-the-North Shore 


NO 


4840 Hwy 22, Apt 714 
Mandeville, LA 70471 
lbrinkman@sttimothyumc.org 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-626-3307 
985-966-6821 


Scott, Rachel L. 
(Alan Prator) 
Noel 


SH 


405 Teak Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71115 
scottrl@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-797-8721 



Honorary Members-Bishops and Surviving 
Spouses Related to the Louisiana Conference 

NAME, (SPOUSE) ADDRESS 

APPOINTMENT D E-MAIL PHONE 



Crutchfield, Bennie 
(Finis A.) 
Surviving Spouse 


14901 N. Pennsylvania Aveneu #317 
Oklahoma City, OK 73134 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


405-749-2492 


Handy, Ruth 
(W.T.) 
Surviving Spouse 


4724 Holly Springs Road 
Nashville, TN 37221 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


615-646-8460 


Hearn, J. Woodrow 

(Anne) 

Retired Bishop 


62 Campeche Circle 
Galveston, TX 77554 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


207-832-7518 
409-741-0350 


Norris, Alfred L. 
(Mackie) 
Retired Bishop 


726 Lexington Avenue 
Jonesboro, GA 30236 
mhnorris@prodigy.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


404-581-1087 
678-610-9239 


Oden, William B. 
(Marilyn) 
Retired Bishop 


3411 Binkley, Unit A 
Dallas, TX 75205 
wbo83@earthlink.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


214-768-1200 
214-768-1042 
214-252-0904 


Oliphint, Nancy 
(Benjamin) 
Surviving Spouse 


8008 Oakwood Bend 
Houston, TX 76049 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


713-896-0252 



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Honorary Members-Bishops and Surviving 

Spouses Related to the Louisiana Conference 

NAME, (SPOUSE) ADDRESS 

APPOINTMENT D E-MAIL PHONE 

Solomon, Dan E. 3534 Riomar Court Ofc 325-793-4899 

(Marcia) Abilene, TX 79606 Fax 

Retired Bishop bishsol@mcm.edu Hm 325-691-9716 

Solomon, Joy P.O. Box 634 Ofc 

Goldthwaite, TX 76844 Fax 

Former Spouse Hm 325-451-0595 



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SURVIVING SPOUSES 



NAME, (SPOUSE) 



ADDRESS 





D 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Aamodt, Marie Garl 
(August) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


324 Pine Creek Drive 
Friendswood, TX 77546 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


281-648-5304 


Alfred, Billie Jean 
(George) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


600 Eugene Street, Apt 124 
Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-243-5993 


Alverson, Jewell West 
(Donice) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


2035 South Purpera 
Gonzales, LA 70737 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-388-4133 
504-282-1992 


Arnold, Sue W. 
(Tracey) 
Surviving Spouse 


AL 


520 Hillcrest 
Alexandria, LA 71301 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-442-6231 


Augustine, Catherine S. 

(Louis) 

Surviving Spouse 


NO 


137 Rosalie Drive 
Westwego, LA 70094 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-436-6354 



Baker, Kathlyn Harris 

(Hugh) 

Surviving Spouse 



Barabin, Charlsie 
(Julian) 
Surviving Spouse 



SH 



1552 Blunt Mill Road 
Grand Cane, LA 71032 



LC 



2243 Heatherwood Dr. 
Missouri City, TX 77489 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 318-858-2168 

Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 281-437-5694 



Beird, Barbara A. 
(Sherman) 
Surviving Spouse 


AL 


2901 Northbrook Place, #331 
Ann Arbor, Ml 48103 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


734-663-1878 


Berry, Ammerine A. 
(Edward) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


P.O. Box 2212 

Stone Mountain, GA 30086-2212 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Bivens, Sonia Hylton 
(Isaac) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


17643 Longview Lane 
Olney, MD 20832-2090 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Blackwood, Mary McNeill 

(Wallace) 

Surviving Spouse 


MN 


53 Old Courthouse Road 
Natchez, MS 39120 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


601-442-7218 


Blakely, Faye 
(George) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


4828 Medical Drive, Apt 213 
Bossier City, LA 71 112 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-746-8278 


Bond, Marie 
(Beverly) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


16805 Chadsford 
Baton Rouge, LA 70817 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-753-5980 


Branch, Mary 
(Booker) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


P.O. Box 74625 

Baton Rouge, LA 70874 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-357-4675 


Brown, Gladys 
(Tillman) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


301 Warren Drive #902 
West Monroe, LA 71291 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-397-5879 


Brown, Glory 
(Robert) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


P.O. Box 234 
Angie, LA 70426 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-986-3202 


Burch, Sam 
(Janie) 
Surviving Spouse 


LC 


461 John Winkler Road 
Longville, LA 70652 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 





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NAME, (SPOUSE) 



Cain, Adona 
(Wesley) 
Surviving Spouse 



ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



MN 1206 Normay Ray Drive 

Ruston, LA 71270 
apc002@latech.edu 



PHONE 



Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 318-251-0693 



Cain, Elsie S. 
(Jerome) 
Surviving Spouse 



BR 



5016 Parkoaks Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 225-753-0518 



Calvin, Teresa A.B. 
(James) 
Surviving Spouse 



NO 



767 B Fairview Avenue 
Annapolis, MD 21401 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 



Cassels, Mary L. 
(William) 
Surviving Spouse 



SH 



1202 Fourth Street 
Springhill, LA 71075 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 318-539-2350 



Castain, Mae Etta 
(C. Eldridge) 
Surviving Spouse 



AL 



1102 Colby Drive 
Davis, CA 95616-1717 



Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 530-297-0186 



Christie, Marie 
(James) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


204 North Plaza Drive 
Little Rock, AR 72205-2860 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


501-663-5043 


Clark, Kathryn 
(Clyde) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


203 Ragsdale Road 
Greenville, SC 29611-4131 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


803-295-6299 


Coles, Melissa F. 
(Rupert) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


6115 Verona Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-861-4265 


Collins, Lenora S. 
(Albert) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


8044 Antioch Road 

Baton Rouge, LA 70817-6401 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-932-9400 


Constable, Mildred 
(James) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


80054 Highway 1129 
Covington, LA 70435 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-898-4997 


Coppage, Mattie Rae 

(Louis) 

Surviving Spouse 


AC 


604 Terrell Court 
New Iberia, LA 70563 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-374-7922 


Corley, Patricia 
(Marvin) 
Surviving Spouse 


AL 


1708 Alexander Dr. 
Alexandria, LA 71301 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Crotwell, Jimmie Lou 
(Claude) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1205 Normay Ray Drive 
Ruston, LA 71270 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-255-2361 


Davis, Betty 
(M. L.) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


495 West Beech 
Ponchatoula, LA 70454 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-386-0349 


Davis, Irene Williams 
(Brady) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


380 CR 251 
Beckville, TX 75631 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 




Davis, Viola L. 
(Wilbur) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


6715 Willow Springs Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70811-4336 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-355-1978 


DeLaughter, Shirley 
(Raymond) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


12400 Castlebridge Drive Rm 215 
Jersey Village, TX 77065 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Downs, Mary Jane 
(John) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1 70 Long Street 
Ruth, NC 28139 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


828-287-2434 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 



ADDRESS 





D 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Drake, Cecelia 
(Henry) 
Surviving Spouse 


LC 


512 North Avenue A 
Crowley, LA 70526 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-783-4719 


Dykes, Sue Ellen 

(D.L) 

Surviving Spouse 


SH 


145 Maximilian Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-861-7638 


Elliott, Anne K. 
(Gary) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1001 McKeen Place, Apt. 605 
Monroe, LA 71201 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-330-9114 


Gaines, Polly 

(Noel) 

Surviving Spouse 


NO 


1 304 Teche Street 
New Orleans, LA 701 14 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-366-1543 


Galloway, Eloise 
(Benedict) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


510 Oriole Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-861-1962 


Garrett, Marguerite 

(Roy) 

Surviving Spouse 


MN 


c/o The Russ House 1 65 Jefferson Ave Ofc 
Ruston, LA 71270 Fax 

Hm 


318-251-1549 


Garrett, Patsy R. 

(Troy) 

Surviving Spouse 


MN 


112Hwy146 
Choudrant, LA 71227 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-255-7200 


Giessen, Thelma 
(Charles) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


220 W. Jackson Avenue 
Monticello, AR 71655 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


501-367-6742 


Giles, Gale 
(Macky) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


3029 Waterdance Drive 
Kennesaw, GA 30152 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


678-797-5752 


Goldman, Eva 
(Major) 
Surviving Spouse 


AC 


1760 Franklin Street 
Beaumont, TX 77701 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Grove, Lucie 
(Daniel) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


4103 FM 1999 
Karnack, TX 75661 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


903-679-4233 


Guthrie, Julie Carter 
(Stephen Carter) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


502 Mulberry Street 
Rayville, LA 71269 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-728-6716 


Harbuck, Nancy 
(George) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


P.O. Box 355 
Delhi, LA 71232 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-878-2688 


Hares, Barbara M. Scott 
(Leon C. Scott) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


420 Tulip Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71115 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-798-2554 


Harkins, Martha 
(George) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


2936 Sheila Drive 
Jackson, MS 39209 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


601-353-9267 


Harrington, Sylvia Norman 

(Robert) 

Surviving Spouse 


NO 


2008 Southern Oaks Drive 
Harvey, LA 70058 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-362-1790 


Harry, Debra 
(Richard) 
Surviving Spouse 


AC 


215 E. Tennis Street 
Opelousas, LA 70570 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-594-8650 


Henderson, Florence 

(Willie) 

Surviving Spouse 


AC 


119 Red Street 
Gray, LA 70359 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-872-2523 






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NAME, (SPOUSE) 



ADDRESS 





D 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Henkel, Carol 

(Ed) 

Surviving Spouse 


BR 


201 Pecan St. 
Amite, LA 70422 
momhenkel@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-748-8310 


Hine, Doris Fay 
(Harold) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


1 5226 Woodmoss Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-275-1823 


Hoffpauir, Janet Dutcher 
(C. Richard) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


37138 Audubon Court 

Prairieville, LA 70769 

jhoffpauir@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-744-4589 


Hoover, Gloria 
(Thomas) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


3 Andrews Road 

Essex Court, CT 06426-131 1 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-245-3927 


Howell, Doris L. 
(William) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1 554 Taska Road 
Red Banks, MS 38661 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


662-851-7533 


Huguley, Nancy W. 
(Donald) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


117 Dover Court 
Bossier City, LA 71111 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-742-9502 


Jackson, Charlie Mae 
(Moses Thomas) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


9265 Samoa Avenue 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-766-0498 


Jacocks, Shirley A. 
(William) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


616 Jodi Drive 
Hammond, LA 70403 
kjacocks@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


985-345-1658 


Jamieson, Norma 
(Robert) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


3005 Jessica Street 
Metairie, LA 70003 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


504-887-8276 


Jones, Carolyn 
(Russell) 
Surviving Spouse 


AC 




Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 




Jordan, Yvonne H. 
(Clinton) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


Rt. 2, Box 141 
Bernice, LA 71222-9170 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




King, Madice 
(John) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


912 Sutton Hill Road 
Nashville, TN 37204 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


615-292-1019 
615-292-8250 


Kirk, Joyce 
(James) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


1210 Lee Drive 
Thibodeaux, LA 70301 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


985-446-1359 


Krestensen, James G. 

(Lucie) 

Surviving Spouse 


MN 


969 Richardson Road 
Calhoun, LA 71225 
jkresetensen@wildblue.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-644-5676 


Lenard, Sandra Thomas 
(Edward Thomas) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


6765 Gabe Road 
Bastrop, LA 71220 
sttswampkitty@bellsouth.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-283-0376 


London, Snowdry P. 
(William) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


7711 12th Street, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20012-1427 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Lowe, Evelyn 
(Terral) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


712 Bymo Street 
Minden, LA 71055 
Telowe@i20online.com 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-377-6553 


Lowry, Mary Sue 
(David) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


1402 Bentwood Road 
Austin, TX 78722 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


512-302-0041 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 



ADDRESS 





D 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Lueg, Lois Orth 

(Carl) 

Surviving Spouse 


LC 


530 Helen Street 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-436-0878 


Lynch, Jeanne 
(Wesley) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1200 Dubach 
Ruston, LA 71270-5506 
lynchjh@cox.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-255-8761 


MacDonald, Janice K. 
(Donald) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


Routet3 Box289J 
Nebo, NC 28761 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


828-652-8541 


Martin, Bobbie B. 
(Carey) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


6043 Willow Glen Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-292-2172 


Mayo, Donalda B. 

(S.) 

Surviving Spouse 


SH 


416 N. Harrison Ave. 
Cushing, OK 74023 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


918-225-2036 


McCammon, Janelle 
(Charles) 
Surviving Spouse 


AC 


801 West Middle Street, Apt 504 
Chelsea, Ml 48118-1388 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


734-433-2374 


McDowell, Pauline 
(Kenneth) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


4385 Old Sterlington Road, Apt. 104 
Monroe, LA 71203 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




McKeithen, Ruby N. 
(Jesse) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1627 West Alps Drive 
Upland, CA 91784 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




McManus, Catherine G. 
(James Jones) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


688 Franklin 

Baton Rouge, LA 70806 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Medak, Marie 
(Pete) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1801 Milton 
Monroe, LA 71201 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-323-3578 


Messer, Marjorie Mary 
(Glendon) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


8458 Timberbelt 

San Antonio, TX 78250 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


210-509-3966 


Midyett, Willie 
(Jack) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


8510 Millicent Way, #313 
Shreveport, LA 71115 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-798-5639 


Miles, Eleanor 
(James) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


1620 Oleander Street 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-344-8894 


Miller, Gwendolyn D. 
(William) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


1358 Village Park Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2393 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-766-3775 


Milo, Audrey 
(Howard) 
Surviving Spouse 


AC 


P.O. Box 1117 
Cornelia, GA 30531-6117 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


706-778-2935 


Moore, Betty Graham 

(Fred) 

Surviving Spouse 


AL 


3685 Old Marksville Rd. 
Pineville, LA 71360 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-640-0815 


Moreland, Martha 

(Byrl) 

Surviving Spouse 


BR 


2621 11th Street 

Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096-1516 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


847-362-5211 


Nance, Elizabeth H. 
(Lester) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


P.O. Box 36 
Farmerville, LA 71241 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-368-9211 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 



ADDRESS 





D 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Norris, Adele T. 
(Leslie) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


726 Lexington Avenue c/o Bishop A.L 
Jonesboro, GA 30236 
mhnorris@prodigy.net 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Paine, Mary Kathryn 
(Marshall) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


1232 EastStanwick Place 
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2865 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-769-8798 


Parks, Rebekah 
(W. Ed) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


721 North Main 
Homer, LA 71040 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-927-4114 


Perrott, Hughlene 
(Talmage) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


1016 Beverly Hills Road 
Hattiesburg, MS 39401 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


601-264-9541 


Peyton, Susan Johns 
(Thomas) 
Surviving Spouse 


AL 


3910 Pecan Drive 
Alexandria, LA 71 302 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-473-2725 


Pickens, Jeanette H. 

(Ed) 

Surviving Spouse 


BR 


8927 Shadow Bluff 
Denham Springs, LA 70726 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


225-665-6467 


Pickett, Betty Foreman 

(Henry) 

Surviving Spouse 


LC 


156 Lee Street 

Lake Charles, LA 70605 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


337-474-1688 


Pollar, Barbara W. 
(Alfred) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


5421 Village Green Sq. #1 
Norcross, GA 30093-4201 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


770-923-6597 


Pomeroy, Juanita N. 
(Webb) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


600 East Flournoy Lucas Road 
Shreveport, LA 71 115 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-797-1678 


Poole, Trudy 
(Daniel) 
Surviving Spouse 


LC 


2424 Rose Lane 
Sulphur, LA 70663 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


337-625-7071 


Poss, Nelda 
(A. Richard) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


104 Brook Orchard Blvd 
Monroe, LA 71203 
ssop64@aol.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-665-9003 


Pratt, Nancy K. 
(Marvin) 
Surviving Spouse 


AL 


4430 Walden Drive 
Pineville, LA 71360 
nancy_pratt@r/sinsurance.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-449-9372 


Reed, Irene 
(Samuel) 
Surviving Spouse 


NO 


2307 Upperline Street 
New Orleans, LA 701 15 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


504-899-9593 


Salter, Neva B. 
(Alfred Brown) 
Surviving Spouse 


SH 


719 Acklen 
Shreveport, LA 71104 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-868-2441 


Sanson, Tommie Tarver 

(Riley) 

Surviving Spouse 


AL 


10790 Old St. Augustine Road, Apt. Wc 
Jacksonville, FL 32257 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


904-880-6772 


Scarf, Lynella Cruse 

(John) 

Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1 03 Green Forest Drive 
Monroe, LA 71203 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-343-6808 


Seiler, Gloria 
(Joseph) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


220 S.W. Clark Street B1 03 
Issaquah, WA 98027 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


425-391-4941 


Shaw, Margie 
(William) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1210 Normay-Ray Drive 
Ruston, LA 71270 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-278-2982 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 



ADDRESS 
E-MAIL 



PHONE 



Sibley, Eleanor 


BR 


446 Ranchwood 


Ofc 




(Lonnie) 




Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


225-272-8373 


Smith, Billie C. 


BR 


9193 Smith Lane 


Ofc 




(Theodore) 




Baton Rouge, LA 70818 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


225-261-9490 


Smith, Mattie Lee 


BR 


2040 75th Avenue 


Ofc 




(Edgar) 




Baton Rouge, LA 70807 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


225-357-4448 


Smith, Myrtle 


NO 


2212 Phelps Road, Apt 119 


Ofc 




(Bernard) 




Adelphi, MD 20783-4437 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


504-288-7333 


Snelling, Charlene Turner 


MN 


3702 Cypress 


Ofc 




(Murdock) 




West Monroe, LA 71291 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 




Stage, Janelle 


SH 


1110 Caroline Drive 


Ofc 




(Frank) 




Bossier City, LA 71112 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


318-747-0266 


Strong, Myrna C. 


MN 


20 Stonebridge Circle #2017 


Ofc 




(William) 




Little Rock, AR 72223 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 




mcstrong@sbcglobal.net 


Hm 


501-868-9910 


Strozier, Elaine 


NO 


13228 Riverlake Drive 


Ofc 




(David) 




Covington, LA 70435 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


985-893-0984 


Tatum, Marcella 


MN 


610 Downey Lane 


Ofc 




(Eskell) 




Monroe, LA 71201 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 




matat20@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-388-3790 


Taylor, Inda Mae 


SH 


P.O. Box 605 


Ofc 




(Alta) 




Gibsland, LA 71028-0605 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


318-843-6063 


Terry, Janice N. 


MN 


2301 Bocage Place 


Ofc 




(Byrd) 




Ruston, LA 71270 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 




jannterry@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-251-3567 


Trickett, Elizabeth 


BR 


11 10 East Stanwick Place 


Ofc 




(James) 




Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 




estrickett@cox.net 


Hm 


225-769-8046 


Wall, Shirley M. 


MN 


803 Pine Street 


Ofc 




(Taylor) 




Rayville, LA 71269 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 




wallmumz@bellsouth.net 


Hm 


318-728-6968 


Wallace, Maude 


NO 


2050 Austell Road SW, Apt L1 1 


Ofc 




(Thomas) 




Marietta, GA 30008-4184 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


504-876-2350 


Watson, Grade P. 


SH 


802 Laurel Lane North, Apt. #145 


Ofc 




(Wilson) 




Tacoma, WA 98406 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 




Wilkes, Annette 


NO 


c/o 241 Ormond Village 


Ofc 




(Jack) 




Destrehan, LA 70047 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


985-764-3845 


Wilkes, Joyce 


BR 


P.O. Box 825 


Ofc 




(Monroe) 




Walker, LA 70785 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


225-665-8532 


Williams, Helen 


BR 


1425 North 31st Street 


Ofc 




(Robert) 




Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


Fax 




Surviving Spouse 






Hm 


225-387-1355 



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NAME, (SPOUSE) 



ADDRESS 





D 


E-MAIL 




PHONE 


Williamson, Kathy 
(Stephen) 
Surviving Spouse 


MN 


1217 Trenton Street, Apt.#3A 
West Monroe, LA 71291-2867 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


318-361-3187 


Wilson, Adele 
(James) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 




Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 




Winegeart, Norma 

(Jack) 

Surviving Spouse 


SH 


254 Forest Avenue 
Shreveport, LA 71 104-4507 
nsw@shreve.net 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


318-869-4744 


Woodward, Helen Baucum 

(James) 

Surviving Spouse 


AC 


5406 Sherry Lane 
Fairfield, OH 45014 
bobby_woodward04@yahoo.com 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


513-829-6995 


Worthy, Helene 
(Walter) 
Surviving Spouse 


BR 


1316 Bull Rush 

Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


Ofc 
Fax 

Hm 


225-766-0583 


Zerger, Viola 
(Melvin) 
Surviving Spouse 


AC 


Wesley Towers, Thorne Care Center 
Hutchinson, KS 67502-2260 


Ofc 
Fax 
Hm 


620-665-6694 



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Conference Agency Symbols: 



CFA 


Conference Council on 


CEC 


Commission on Equitable 




Finance and Administration 




Compensation 


CET 


Conference Church 


CRR 


Commission on Religion 




Extension Team 




And Race 


CMT 


Conference Ministry Team 


CSR 


Commission on the Status 


BCS 


Board of Church and 




And Role of Women 




Society 


CAR 


Committee of 


BOD 


Board of Discipleship 




Administrative Review 


BGM 


Board of Global Ministries 


COC 


Committee on Courtesies 


BHE 


Board of Higher Education 


CCR 


Committee on Credentials 




And Campus Ministry 


COE 


Committee on Episcopacy 


BOL 


Board of Laity 


COI 


Committee on Investigation 


BCC 


Louisiana Conference 


COD 


Committee on Investigation 




Center Board 




For Diaconal Ministry 


BOM 


Board of Ordained Ministry 


COJ 


Committee on the Journal 


BOP 


Board of Pensions 


CMF 


Conference Mission 


BCT 


Board of Conference 




Finance Committee 




Trustees 


CON 


Committee on Nominations 


CAH 


Commission on Archives 


COP 


Committee on Petitions 




And History 


COR 


Committee on Rules 


CUI 


Commission on Christian 


CJD 


Joint Committee on 




Unity and Interreligious 




Disability 




Concerns 







District Agency Symbols: 

DBOL District Board of Laity 
DCLB District Board of Church Location & Buildin; 
DCOM District Committee on Ordained Ministry 
DMT District Ministry Team 



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2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1 75 



Laity 



NAME 
ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Abraham, Irvin K. 
601 North Cherry Street Lake Charles, LA 7060 


LC 


CMF 


337-433-5774 


Adams, Nancy Pool 
303 Tennyson Mandeville, LA 70448 


NO 


DBOL 
adamsaf@charter.net 


985-624-4879 


Adley, Robert 
611 Jesse Jones Benton, LA 71006 


SH 


BOL DBOL DCOM DMT 
radley@legis.state.la.us 


318-965-9513 


Aguila, Pete BR 
234 Woodgate Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70808 


BGM 
adler4@aol.com 


225-298-2701 
225-767-7839 


Anderson, Debra 
933 West Tom Stokes Baton Rouge, LA 70810 


AC 


DBOL 
debra.anderson@la.gov 


225-757-9053 


Anderson, Jim 

P.O. Box 570 Homer, LA 71040 


SH 


BOL CON 
janderson@oeccwildblue.com 


318-927-2819 


Anderson, William G. SH 
333 Texas Street, Suite 2020 Shreveport, LA 71 101 


BOP 


318-227-2000 


Anding, George K. 
4148 East Lake Sherwood Avenue Baton Rouge 


BR BCC BCT COD CON COP 
, LA 70* anding@vamlaw.net 


225-766-0200 
225-293-8870 


Arnold, Sue W. 
520 Hillcrest Alexandria, LA 71301 


AL 


DCOM 


318-442-6231 


Backstrom, Betty 
527 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


BR 


CMT 


225-346-1646 


Baham, Eva 
1639 Eastwood Slidell, LA 70458 


NO 


CSR 


985-641-5235 


Banks, Fred 
910 Hatchell Lane Denham Springs, LA 70726 


BR 


BOL CMT CON DBOL DMT 
fbanksds@bellsouth.net 


225-686-3051 
225-665-5045 


Beauvais, Kenny 
4053 Woodway Drive Benton, LA 71006-9354 


SH 


BOP 

kbeauvais@hdwinc.com 


318-682-8000 
318-965-9206 


Beauvais, Nancy 
4053 Woodway Drive Benton, LA 71006-9354 


SH 


BOD 
NHBmom@aol.com 


318-965-9206 


Belanger, Markie 
1113 Roselawn Drive Lafayette, LA 70503 


AC 


CON DBOL 


337-989-9175 


Bellard, Yolanda 
124 East Brisco Church Point, LA 70525 


AC 


CRR 


337-684-5721 


Bennett, Gloria 
1402 Speed Avenue Monroe, LA 71201 


MN 


CAH 
GTuckBennet@aol.com 


318-323-7785 


Bergstedt, Donna 
7057 Moss Lake Lane Sulphur, LA 70665 


LC 


BCC 
bergstedt@camtel.net 


337-583-4411 


Berkman, Brad 
225 Rue Demizere Natchitoches, LA 71357 


AL 


CSR 
Bberkman@lsmsa.edu 


318-357-9209 


Blackburn, Mary 
1601 Butternut Avenue Metairie, LA 70001 


NO 


DCLB 


504-888-0989 


Blackman, Betty S. BR 
26213 Whispering Pines Denham Springs, LA 70726 


BCC DCOM DMT 
jbblackman36@msn.com 


225-667-7509 


Blackwell, Jane A. 
118 Huntington Drive Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


BOD BOL DBOL 
jabjrb@bellsouth.net 


337-989-8570 


Blakeman, Tim 
510 St. George Road Schriever, LA 70395 


AC 


DBOL 
blaktab5@aol.com 


985-448-0730 


Bowers, Bill 
720 Cambridge Drive Lafayette, LA 70503 


AC 


DCOM 
bbowers@classicgoldenpecans 


cor 337-984-2137 


Bowers, Carolyn 
21 12 Brighton Place Harvey, LA 70058 


NO 


DBOL DMT 
ccbpbow5@hotmail.com 


504-723-5315 



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NAME 
ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Bowers, Louise 
720 Cambridge Dr. Lafayette, LA 70503 


AC 


BGM 
louisebowers@cox-internet.com 


337-984-2137 


Brammer, Christie 
41 1 North Eastern Avenue Crowley, LA 70526 


LC 


DBOL DCOM DMT 
brammer5@aol.com 


337-783-8892 


Bridges, Billy 
3248 Toulon Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70816 


BR 


DBOL 
minniemurt@aol.com 


225-291-1646 


Brignac, David 
P. O. Box 333 Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 


BR 


DBOL 
brig2089@bellsouth.net 


225-261-2089 


Brinkman, Lylln Guth 
4840 Hwy 22, Apt 714 Mandeville, LA 70471 


NO 


COD 
lbrinkman@sttimothyumc.org 


985-626-3307 
985-966-6821 


Brossette, Marvin SH BOP CJD 
6121 Fern Avenue, Pierremont Place #15 Shreveport, U mbrossette@earthlink.net 


318-797-3934 


Brown, Laura F. AC 
1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Jeanerette, LA 70544 


DCLB 
missioner_laura@bellsouth.net 


337-235-2904 
337-276-5095 


Brown, Miriam 
3200 Kincaid Boat Road Boyce, LA 71409 


AL 


COC 
mjbrown9035@yahoo.com 


318-443-9035 


Brown, Nettles 
109 Kaffie Drive Natchitoches, LA 71457 


AL 


CMF 
leshnett@bellsouth.net 


318-352-8951 
318-352-5605 


Bryson, Eugene, Jr. 
501 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71 101 


SH 


BOP CON 
labrysonfamily@aol.com 


318-226-6821 


Bums, Don 
2071 Highway 850 Grayson, LA 71435 


MN 


DMT 
brangus44@yahoo.com 


318-649-2793 


Burton, Mary G. 
2124 Heck Young Road Baker, LA 70714 


BR 


DMT 
Mdarlin7986@msn.com 


225-654-4813 
225-654-7986 


Bush, Sharon 

1310 State Street Deridder, LA 70634 


LC 


DBOL 
bush.sharon@hotmail.com 


337-436-9533 


Butterfield, Will 
2727 Jackson Street Alexandria, LA 71301 


AL 


DMT 
betnye@aol.com 


318-443-5696 


Byland, Ben 
1020 Sandy Springs Lane Jackson, LA 70748 


BR 


DCLB 
ababyland@juno.com 


225-654-7627 


Caldarera, Diane 
302 Jackson Avenue Bossier City, LA 71 1 12 


SH 


BOL DBOL DMT 
dcaldarera_@bellsouth.net 


318-747-4654 


Campbell, Frank 

1755 Carter Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70806 


BR 


DCOM 
frankcampbell@brcic.org 


225-924-1431 


Campbell, Jacqueline Stewart BR 
9025 Cuyhanga Parkway Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


DMT 
jacqueline.campbell@lpsb.org 


225-924-7594 


Campbell, Margaret 
813 Lakeshore Drive Pineville, LA 71360 


AL 


BOP 
maggi-1001@att.net 


318-487-1656 


Cannon, Carol 
515 Cary Avenue Jennings, LA 70646 


LC 


BOM 


337-824-3445 


Carey, Staphenae 
#9 Terraza Del Este Harvey, LA 70058 


NO 


DMT 
staph803@bellsouth.net 


504-362-5513 


Carey, Stephenae 
9 Terraza Del Este Harvey, LA 70058 


NO 


BHE 
staph803@bellsouth.net 


504-362-5513 


Carnes, Julia 

1037 Shadybrook Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70816 


BR 


CUI 


225-272-7809 


Carrell, Bob SH 
106 East Kings Highway, @210A Shreveport, LA 71104 


DCLB 
bcarrell@umf.org 


318-219-9525 


Carroll, Sue 
390 Gaither Street Gilbert, LA 71336 


MN 


DBOL 
scarrol@entergy.com 


318-435-3505 


Carruth, Nancy 

P.O. Box 267 Bunkie, LA 71322 


AL 


BHE 
grananc@msn.com 


318-346-4545 
318-346-2249 



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Catchings, Sue 
P. 0. Box 52 St. Francisville, LA 70775 


BR 


DMT 
s.catchings@brhccs.org 


225-635-3123 


Catchings, William H. 
P. 0. Box 52 St. Francisville, LA 70775 


BR 


DBOL 
billcatchings@demco.net 


225-721-2367 
225-635-3123 


Cayton, Keith 
135 Arlington Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605 


LC 


DCOM 
keith@slsumc.org 


337-433-4343 
337-477-9658 


Chadick, Kay 
217 Kings Landing Square Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


DBOL 
acadumc@bellsouth.net 


337-235-2904 
337-593-8439 


Childers, Anthony D. NO 
161 Cypress Grove Court New Orleans, LA 70131 


DBOL DMT 


504-394-5483 


Christensen, Raymond 
1017 Oma Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 


AL 


DBOL 
raephern@yahoo.com 


318-352-8206 


Clark, Evelyn J. 
6151 Kingston Court New Orleans, LA 70131 


NO 


BOD BOL DBOL DMT 
asburyno@bellsouth.net 


504-393-0362 


Clark, Linda 
313 South Court Drive Natchitoches, LA 71457 


AL 


COI DMT 
lindacsgg@cp-tel.net 


318-352-8953 


Clarke, Gene 
9900 Green Oak Drive Shreveport, LA 71 106 


SH 


CUI 

Iaaggie71 @yahoo.com 


318-797-4468 


Cobb, Patricia T. BR 
1910 Camellia Trace Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 


COJ 

patcobb31 6@yahoo.com 


225-636-2202 


Colvin, Carolyn 
4727 Gilbert Shreveport, LA 71106 


SH 


BGM 
cmcolvin@bellsouth.net 


318-868-2870 


Connell, Anna 
929 Iris Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 


LC 


DMT 


337-439-4426 


Conrad, Kathleen C. 
107 Kansas Street Lafayette, LA 70501 


AC 


COD CON DMT 
kcconrad@hotmail.com 


337-235-1941 


Core, Byron 
300 Pinewood Drive Crowley, LA 70526 


LC 


DBOL 
ByronCore@hotmail.com 


337-783-1833 


Cornejo, Taran N. 
1712 Shirley St. Gonzales, LA 70737 


BR 


BCS 

tarannicole@yahoo.com 


225-276-5449 
225-644-3306 


Cox, Eloise 
POBox76 Jena, LA 71342 


AL 


BOD DBOL DMT 
ethelweese@aol.com 


318-443-3213 
318-992-5932 


Cox, Robbie 
1141 Englemead Shreveport, LA 71107 


SH 


CCR 


318-222-6972 


Craft, P. Renee BR 
4643 Winbourne Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70805 


DBOL DMT 
rcraft@hopeministriesbr.org 


225-355-0702 


Crump, Anita Hoover 
1037 Townshend North Gretna, LA 70056 


NO 


BCT BOL COE 
ahclc256@aol.com 


504-251-4735 
504-433-8347 


Daigle, Clyde 
201 Payne Welsh, LA 70591 


LC 


DCLB 


337-734-2406 


Davidson, Vanda 
P. O. Box 30102 Alexandria, LA 71301 


AL 


CRR 


318-487-8071 


Davis, Wadsworth 
4433 Annette Street New Orleans, LA 70122 


NO 


CAH 


504-282-4259 


Dawson, Hallique L. 
2624 79th Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70807 


BR 


CRR DMT 
hallique@cox.net 


225-355-9506 


de Graffenried, Tamara Palmer 
31 3 Magazine Court Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 1 


SH 


BCC 
tamara@fmskid.com 


337-433-4570 
318-741-7267 


DeLaune, James E., Jr. 
6043 Willow Glen Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


BR 


DCLB 
jdelaune@bkiusa.com 


225-925-0930 
225-292-0069 


Delaune, Jeff 
501 7 Kenilworth Drive Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 2 


SH 


DCLB 


318-742-1138 



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OF PHONE 
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Denison, John 
7338 Sidney Leger Rd. Iowa, LA 70647 


LC 


DBOL 


337-582-7386 


Dick, Lori 
804 Price Street Logansport, LA 71049 


SH 


BOD 
ldick@desotopsb.com 


318-422-4720 


Doucet, Cindy 
206 Bon Mange Circle Lafayette, LA 70506 


AC 


BGM 
cdoucet@gfrweb.com 


337-993-6699 


Douglas, Cathy White 
6508 Joyce Alexandria, LA 71302 


AL 


BOM 


318-443-6832 


Dove, Carolyn 
102 Turner Lane Many, LA 71449 


AL 


BOL COE DBOL 
catdove@hughes.net 


318-590-2989 


Downs, Alfrea 
6410 Cypress Point Drive Monroe, LA 71203 


MN 


CRR 


318-343-1111 


Doyle, Ella Mae 
2431 4th Street Slidell, LA 70458 


NO 


BOP 


985-643-5475 


Dumas, Claude 
261 8 Spruce Circle Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 1 


SH 


DCLB 


318-742-5706 


Dungan, Susan 
1844 Glen Cove Drive Benton, LA 71006 


SH 


DMT 

Susan.Dungan@cardioconsult.com 318-965-4341 


Eglin, A. Bridger 
5035 Whitehaven Baton Rouge, LA 70808 


BR 


CEC 

bridger@gilico.com 


225-383-0355 


Elie, Gerri 
2257 New York Street New Orleans, LA 70122 


NO 


DBOL 


504-288-6400 


Ellett, Jane 
2409 Trenton Street West Monroe, LA 71291 


MN 


BOL DBOL 


318-387-9771 


Ellis, Samuel 
5968 Sumrall Drive Baton Rouge, LA 7081 1 


BR 


CSR 


225-357-3248 


Elrod, Harriette T. 
111 DeSoto Street Tallulah, LA 71282-4550 


MN 


BOL CCR CON 

harrietteelrod@bellsouth.net 


318-574-0158 


Evans, Diane 
34070 Highway 405 White Castle, LA 70788 


AC 


BHE 
jmevans@claiborneplantation.com 


225-545-2578 


Evans, Evelyn 
100 St. Clair Natchitoches, LA 71457 


AL 


CON 
eevans8750@aol.com 


318-352-8750 


Evans, John 
34060 Highway 405 White Castle, LA 70788 


AC 


CFA CON DBOL 
jmevans9046@yahoo.com 


225-545-3246 
225-545-2578 


Evans, Renee H. 
3700 Ridgemont Street Ruston, LA 71270 


MN 


DMT 
monroemissioner@bellsouth.net 


318-387-7364 
318-255-2520 


Ewing, Randy 
296 Country Lane Quitman, LA 71268 


MN 


COE 


318-259-4976 


Ewing, Rosemary U. 
296 Country Lane Quitman, LA 71268 


MN 


COC 
ruewing@bayou.com 


318-259-4976 


Fairly, Jr., Robert C. BR 
8337 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


CFA CMT 
rfairly@umf.org 


225-346-1535 


Falconer, Reid 
67 Magnolia Ridge Madisonville, LA 70447 


NO 


CET 


985-845-8983 


Feaster, Ron 
106 Elmview Lane Haughton, LA 71037 


SH 


DMT 
feasterr@bellsouth.net 


318-949-5069 


Fellows, Dan SH 
9045 Ellerbe Road, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71106 


DCLB 


318-797-9789 


Fisher, Buddy 
336 Hudson Road Farmerville, LA 71241 


MN 


DCLB 


318-368-3640 


Flaherty, Kathryn C 
112 Woodcreek Loop Pineville, LA 71360 


AL 


DMT 
hunniepie333@yahoo.com 


318-641-1842 



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ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Foil, Lynn 
1708 Kent Avenue Metairie,, LA 70001 


NO 


DCOM 


504-887-5836 


Fontenot, Pam 
301 Richland Ave. Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


BOM 
pamfontenot@cox.net 


337-981-0122 


Ford, Suzanne AL 
6007 Cambridge Drive Alexandria, LA 71303-2151 


DCLB 
A046397@allstate.com 


318-442-4530 


Ford, William 
P.O. Box 12424 Alexandria, LA 71 360 


AL 


BCT 


318-442-8899 


Fortenberry, Lester 
40166 Larochelle Road Prairieville, LA 70769 


BR 


DBOL 


225-688-4292 


Foster, Donna S. 
P.O. Box 157 Sicily Island, LA 71368 


MN 


DMT 
methodistflame@aol.com 


318-389-8111 


Foye, Mary Beth 
4333 NW 55th Street Oklahoma City, OK 731 12 




COR 


405-942-7789 


Fuller, Vicki L. 
209 Camelia Monroe, LA 71203 


MN 


DBOL 
vickilfuller@bellsouth.net 


318-343-1993 


Gardner, Betty 
3101 Stowers Drive Monroe, LA 71201 


MN 


COE 


318-388-2362 


Garrett, Maxie 
2874 Jackson Drive Haynesville, LA 71038 


SH 


CAH 


318-624-0964 


Gatlin, James 
1425 Manchester Road Iowa, LA 70647 


LC 


DCLB 
jgatli1@entergy.com 


337-436-4444 


Gentry, Herschel 
2203 Pargoud Boulevard Monroe, LA 71201 


MN 


CEC 


318-322-8992 


i Gilbert-Wilson, Doret E. 

105 Barkley Place Monroe, LA 71203 


MN 


BCS DMT 


318-343-6512 


Giles, Dolores 
2717 North Day Drive Baker, LA 70714 


BR 


DBOL DMT 
gant03@hotmail.com 


225-246-8375 


: Gilmore, Wayne 

2145 Delmas St. Opelousas, LA 70571 


AC 


CET DCLB 
vgilmore@charter.net 


337-942-2067 


Goins, Allison 
802 Glenn Dr. Winnfield, LA 71483 


AL 


BOP 
allisongoins@netscape.net 


318-628-3316 


Goins, James M 
546 Meadowbrook Lane Shreveport, LA 71 105 


SH 


BCC BOP 
jgoins39@bellsouth.net 


318-861-2197 


Goodgame, Charles 
317 Lawrence Boulevard Pineville, LA 71360 


AL 


DBOL 


318-445-1126 


; Grantham, Hannah 

180 Tacoma Trail Sibley, LA 71073 


SH 


DBOL DMT 
sundaytripper09@aol.com 


318-377-8338 


Green, Gary 
2115 Cooktown Road Ruston, LA 71270 


MN 


DBOL DCLB DMT 
greendawgfan@hotmail.com 


318-255-0647 


i Green, Helen 

101 Scepter Circle Lafayette, LA 70506 


AC 


DCOM 


337-232-0650 


Green, Jeanne 
9890 E. Wheaton Circle New Orleans, LA 70126 


NO 


BCS BGM 

jeannebgOl @aol.com 


504-241-0842 


Gross, Judith C. 
123 Hillcrest Road Pineville, LA 71360 


AL 


DMT 
umcalxds@bellsouth.net 


318-443-3213 
318-445-8740 


Hale, Jo 
601 Fortune Drive Monroe, LA 71203 


MN 


BOD 


318-343-4063 


Ham, Claudia 
4306 Bon Aire Drive Monroe, LA 71203 


MN 


DMT 
cbham@comcast.net 


318-345-0984 


Handschin, LaJuana 
105 Breton Drive Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


DMT 
lajuana@louisiana.edu 


337-856-4665 



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ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Happel, Bonnie 
4716 Green Acres Court Metairie, LA 70003 


NO 


DBOL 


504-455-4205 


Happel, Doris 
4428 Reich Street Metairie, LA 70006 


NO 


BOL DBOL 


504-887-6297 


Harris, Mary 
1827 Mack Marshall Drive Shreveport, LA 71107 


SH 


DMT 
StJamumc@yahoo.com 


318-226-1792 


Hart, Bob LC 
498 East St. Charles Avenue Lake Charles, LA 70605 


BOD 

robertrhart@bellsouth.net 


337-562-9692 


Hathorn, Claudia 
13545 Lilian Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


BR 


BOM 


225-755-0046 


Hebert, Todd 
2029 Burdette Street New Orleans, LA 701 18 


NO 


BOM 


504-865-8650 


Hicks, Dellie 
2404 Highway 15 Rayville, LA 71269 


MN 


BOL DBOL 


318-248-4952 


Hill, Kenneth 
561 Lakeside Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 1 


SH 


DCLB 


318-746-2714 


Hinckley, James L 
7458 Hwy 126 Dodson, LA 71422 


MN 


BHE 
jay.hinckley@lmch.org 


318-628-3763 


Hirst, Sheila 
2409 St. Joseph Sulphur, LA 70663 


LC 


DMT 


337-626-0449 


Hoffpauir, Shirley G. LC 
1849 West Tank Farm Road Lake Charles, LA 70605 


BCC COR 
shoffpauir6@cox.net 


337-477-6592 


Holman, Jack 
281 Chris Drive Minden, LA 71055 


SH 


BOL DBOL DCLB 


318-377-4519 


Holts, Terrell 
187 Foxfire Lane Alexandria, LA 71302 


AL 


DCLB 


318-443-4319 


Hopkins, Nancy E. 
320 E. William David Pkwy Metairie, LA 70005 


NO 


DMT 
nhopkin@tulane.edu 


504-862-3162 
504-835-6595 


Hortman, Sue 
1907 Nolley Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 


AL 


CUI 

suehortman@cp-tel.net 


318-352-4389 


Hughes, Ashley 
1111 Georgia Street Sulphur, LA 70663-3607 


LC 


DBOL 


337-625-8797 


Hughes, Justin 
822 Dalisa Circle Shreveport, LA 71 1 18 


SH 


BOD 
jman0205@msn.com 


318-687-7353 


Hughes, Marvaline 
2601 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70122-3097 


BHE 
www.dillard.edu 


504-283-8822 


Ivie, Juanita L. 
10-A Ann Louise Street Harvey, LA 70058 


NO 


CSR DMT 
jiai1950@gmail.com 


504-368-2698 


Jackson, George 
2931 Risinger Drive Shreveport, LA 71119 


SH 


CET 
GAJarch@msn.com 


318-635-8123 


Javery, Pauline 
60512 North Ridgewood Slidell, LA 70458 


NO 


BGM 


985-646-2715 


Jefferson, Freddie H. 

P. O. Box 233 Angie, LA 70426 


NO 


BOM DCOM 
fredjeff141932@eaerthlink.net 


985-986-2460 
985-986-2460 


Jensen, Lauren 
2830 Octavia Street New Orleans, LA 701 15 


NO 


BGM 
thezesty27@hotmail.com 


504-715-3887 


Johnson, Cameron Louis 

PO Box 750452 New Orleans, LA 70175 


NO 


DMT 
treswashington@yahoo.com 


504-236-1907 


Johnson, Margaret Strange 
9466 W. Damuth Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


BR 


DMT 
mjohnson1222@cox.net 


225-267-5600 
225-218-4079 


Jones, Carolyn 

1643 San Jacinto Shreveport, LA 71109 


SH 


CRR 


318-636-0533 



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ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Jordan, Alan 
14 Sunrise Way The Bluffs, LA 70748 


BR 


BCC 
ajordan@jordantraditions.com 


225-215-1455 
225-634-3328 


Jordan, Audrey Woods 
2010 Evans Avenue Monroe, LA 71202 


MN 


BGM DCLB 


318-387-2688 


Jordan, Clyde H., Jr. 
107 Tupelo Drive West Monroe, LA 71291 


MN 


DBOL DCLB 
chjj2@aol.com 


318-323-6905 


Jordan, Ken 
2501 Brent Keith Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605 


LC 


BOP 


337-478-7307 


Jordan, Vera M. 
107 Tupelo Drive West Monroe, LA 71291 


MN 


BOL BOP DBOL DCLB 
chjj2@aol.com 


318-323-6905 


Joseph, Gary 
2910 Schwing Road New Iberia, LA 70560 


AC 


DCLB 


337-365-9382 


Kane, Percival 
609 West School Lake Charles, LA 70605 


LC 


CFA 


337-477-4472 


Keller, Velma 
P.O. Box 402 Bunkie, LA 71322 


AL 


DCOM 


318-346-4534 


Kelley, Joseph A. 
P. O. Box 430 St. Francisville, LA 70775 


BR 


BOL CON DBOL DMT 
joekelley@bsf.net 


225-635-6207 
225-635-6207 


Kent, Diane 
837 Sumner Street New Orleans, LA 701 14 


NO 


DMT 


504-368-2567 


Kirk, Alvin 
3328 Lillian Shreveport, LA 71 109 


SH 


BCS 

captarkirk@cs.com 


318-635-9662 


Kolwe, John 
305 Camberly Circle Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


BOP 
jkolwe@perretdoise.com 


337-262-9000 


Kreutziger, Keith L NO 
135 East Livingston Place Metairie, LA 70005-3963 


BCC COI DMT 
kkreutziger@cox.net 


504-840-6555 


Kreutziger, Sarah S 
135 East Livingston Place Metairie, LA 70005 


NO 


BOL CMT CON 
skreut@tulane.edu 


504-840-6555 


Lagard, Juanita S. 
41 1 Kidd Street, #5 Morgan City, LA 70380 


AC 


BCT DBOL 


985-384-5773 


LaGrone, Harold 
121 Shalimar Drive West Monroe, LA 71291 


MN 


CON 
HLAGRONE@jam.rr.com 


318-396-6211 


Lampkins, Ernest 
7393 Waterwood Greenwood, LA 71033 


SH 


BCC 


318-938-1070 


Lane, Wes 
5032 Bissonet Drive Metairie, LA 70003 


NO 


DCLB 


504-455-7838 


Larpenter, Kirby BR 
41300 West Portier Road Ponchatoula, LA 70454 


DBOL DMT 
klarpenter@bellsouth.net 


985-386-6107 


Lathan, Lana P. 
131 Ogden Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806 


BR 


BCC 

lathan131@bellsouth.net 


225-383-4380 
225-383-4380 


LeBlanc, Ingrid 
P.O. Box 550 Welsh, LA 70591 


LC 


BCS 


337-734-2301 


Lecky, Marci 
208 Oakwood Drive Lafayette, LA 70503 


AC 


BOP 
mleckyl@cox.net 


337-984-5684 


Lee, Donna 
9123 Bliss Road Baton Rouge, LA 70811 


BR 


DBOL DMT 
donnalee81 3@aol.com 


225-355-9666 


Lee, Ralph K. 
107 Myrtle Oak Drive New Iberia, LA 70563 


AC 


BOL DBOL 
ellengondron@16jda.com 


337-365-8452 


Leming, Paul LC 
4169 Cypress Lake Drive Lake Charles, LA 7061 1 


DBOL DCOM 
pbleming@bellsouth.net 


337-855-6130 


Levy, Elaine 
1 Ridgecrest Drive Dubach, LA 71235 


RS 


DCLB 


318-255-8333 



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ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Lewis, Levi, Sr. 
63389 Foster Town Rd. Angie, LA 70426 


NO 


DBOL DMT 
Levilewis@aol.com 


985-735-5890 


Lightfoot, Richard 
318 Margon Court Slidell, LA 70458 


NO 


BOD 

rlight98@bellsouth.net 


985-649-5736 


Lindsay, Katherine BR 
12873 Arlingford Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


DBOL DMT 
kaymlindsay@cox.net 


225-778-5490 


Lockett, Sandra 
738 Pepper Road Jeanerette, LA 70544 


AC 


DBOL 


337-276-7608 


Loewen, Audley 
430 Copperfield Way Youngsville, LA 70592 


AC 


DCOM 

audleyl 975@aol.com 


337-856-4353 


Loewen, Randy 
430 Copperfield Way Youngsville, LA 70592 


AC 


DCLB 

randyloewen@aol.com 


337-856-4353 


Logan, Billie SH 
5518 East Meadow Drive Bossier City, LA 71 112 


DMT 
blogan@fumcshreveport.org 


318-742-6255 


Lonadier, Stacie 
221 Plantation Point Natchitoches, LA 71457 


AL 


DMT 
slonadier@hotmail.com 


318-354-9345 


Loy, O. Fred 
4536 Chelsea Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


BR 


CMF COE 

committeeofl 00@mindspring.com 


225-346-0073 
225-926-7769 


Luttgeharm, Troy 
3201 Lake DeSiard Monroe, LA 71201 


MN 


DCLB 


318-330-9788 


Lynn, Donna 
P.O. Box 151 Belcher, LA 71004 


SH 


DCLB 
lynnteam@earthlink.net 


318-296-4243 


Madden, Susanne 
3990 College Street Arcadia, LA 71001 


SH 


CUI 
susanne@legacycoach.org 


318-263-8734 


Marsalis, Sarah 
1634 Creed Street Pineville, LA 71360 


AL 


DMT 

sarahsmiles_1 976@yahoo.com 


318-451-0683 


Martin, C. A. 
3509 Lake Desiard Drive Monroe, LA 71201 


MN 


BCT 

camiii@centurytel.net 


318-387-0419 


Martin, Evelyn 
6211 Providence Place New Orleans, LA 70126 


NO 


DBOL 

Eve1 905@bellsouth.net 


504-282-7731 


Massey, Carol 
1002 Carole Street Jonesboro, LA 71251 


MN 


DCLB 


318-259-7104 


McConnell, William K 
P.O. Box 809 Rayville, LA 71269 


MN 


CET 
billy@lasallecorrections.com 


318-251-2194 


McCoy, Emily 
71 12 Main Hwy. St. Martinville, LA 70582 


AC 


DBOL 


337-394-4784 


McDonald, Judith Morino 
59 Sandy Lane Elmer, LA 71424 


AL 


DMT 
windfingers@centurytel.net 


318-793-5612 


McGough, Pam 
4210 Waterwood Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605 


LC 


BHE 


337-477-3807 


McKee, Margaret 
1 1 2 River Oaks Drive West Monroe, LA 71 291 


MN 


CFA 
smmckee@msn.com 


318-325-1943 


McKee, Sonny 
1 1 2 River Oaks Drive West Monroe, LA 71 291 


MN 


BOM 
smmckee@msn.com 


318-325-1943 


McKinney, Mary Lou 
915 Burgessville Road Ruston, LA 71270 


MN 


DCLB 


318-255-5150 


McLaurin, Lu An McMinn 

1802 Dr. Beckcom Drive Deridder, LA 70634 


LC 


DMT 

Iuanmc51 @hotmail.com 


337-463-8915 


McMullen, Lisa 
1416 Diane Street Sulphur, LA 70663 


LC 


CMF 


337-625-5054 


McNary, Linn BR 
9164 Oxford Place Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70809 


BOP 

linn.mcnary@la.gov 


225-292-2945 



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NAME 
ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Meyer, Amanda C 
107 Evangeline Lane Destrehan, LA 70047 



NO BHECUIDBOL 

californiasguilt@gmail.com 



985-725-0771 



Miller, Debbie 
5023 Williamsburg Baton Rouge, LA 70817 



BR DCLB 

damarket@yahoo.com 



225-751-6719 



Miller, Joe, Sr. LC 

3400 Holly Hill Road Lake Charles, LA 70605 



DCLB 



337-477-3396 



Miller, Rachel 
5203 Raphael Drive Alexandria, LA 71303 



AL 



CSR 



318-487-9625 



Mitchell, Roy 
241 5 Belmont Street Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 1 



SH 



DCLB 



318-746-1311 



Moffett, Brenda 
1901 Lexington Avenue Monroe, LA 71201 



MN 



DMT 
bmoffett@aol.com 



318-322-4454 



Morgan, Rachel 
18227 Creek Hollow Road Baton Rouge, LA 70817 



BCS 



225-389-4726 



Morris, Gordon 
305 Daventry Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 



BR DCLB 

gmorris305@aol.com 



225-766-1426 



Morrow, Kenny 
137 Leo Avenue Shreveport, LA 71 105 



SH 



DMT 
KMMASIC@aol.com 



318-868-4704 



Moser, Roger BR 

1707 Applewood Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 



BOP 
romamoser@cox.net 



225-769-7610 



Moss, David 
3217 Portrush Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605 



LC 



DCLB 



337-478-8846 



Mouk, Jill 
1901 Lexington Avenue Monroe, LA 71201 



MN 



DMT 
jillmouk@hotmail.com 



318-322-4454 



Mount, Willie LC 

205 Shell Beach Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601 



COE 



337-433-0569 



Murray, Catherine 
1 130 Avenue A Port Allen, LA 70767 



BR CSR DMT 



225-383-2939 



Myers, Lueburda 
P.O. Box 36797 Shreveport, LA 71 133 



SH BGM BOL BOM CON 
ljmyers@msn.com 



318-221-7657 



Napper, Charlotte H. BR BOD 

10230 Mollylea Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70815 cnapper@broadmoor-umc.org 



Napper, Marshall MN 

3204 Claiborne Circle Monroe, LA 71201 



DCLB 
mnapper@centurytel.net 



225-924-6269 



318-323-9887 



Nash, Bob 
2711 Hills Road Pineville, LA 71 360 



AL 



BCS DBOL DCLB 
bobnashpv@aol.com 



318-640-0245 



Nelson, Gail 
7301 Montclair Drive Shreveport, LA 71 105 



SH 



BCT 

gaandsbn@cs.com 



318-797-1314 



Nicholson, Ben 
106 Ray Drive Monroe, LA 71201 



MN 



DMT 
bennicholson292@hotmail.com 



318-342-8395 



Owen, Jason MN 

1403 Bistineau Street Ruston, LA 71270 



DCOM 
jasonco@cox-internet.com 



318-255-5308 



Owens, Ray, Sr. 
846 East River Road Shreveport, LA 71 105 



SH 



DBOL 
rayowens@shreve.net 



318-865-2157 



Page, Joseph P. 
617 Greenfield Drive Alexandria, LA 71302 



AL 



BCC BOL CMF DBOL 
jpage72602@aol.com 



318-449-5085 
318-448-0917 



Palazzo, Lottie S. 
210 Pine Ridge Court Mandeville, LA 70448 



NO 



CAH 
lottiepal@bellsouth.net 



985-727-3990 



Parker, JoAnn LC 

1250 E. Houston River Road Sulphur, LA 70663 



CSR 
jparker@communicomm.com 



337-527-5619 



Parker, Sr., Walter L. 
190 South 2nd Street Ponchatoula, LA 70454 



BR 



DBOL DMT 



985-386-3287 



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NAME 
ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Patton, Brody 
2247 W. Dave Dugas Road Sulphur, LA 70665 


LC 


DBOL 
brodypatton@camtel.net 


337-558-5625 


Paulk, Corine 
204 New Orleans Boulevard Houma, LA 70364 


AC 


CRR 

corpaulk@aol.com 


985-876-7293 


Peel, Freida C. 
149 Bob Gray Road Chatham, LA 71226 


MN 


DBOL 
Dpeel48@aol.com 


318-249-2899 


Peeples, Adeleine Fane 
5902 Annette Shreveport, LA 71 105 


SH 


DCOM 
Fanedo@aol.com 


318-868-9705 


Perkins, Arthur 
906 Hatchell Lane Denham Springs, LA 70726 


BR 


BCT CMF DCLB 
aperkins98@aol.com 


225-664-6730 


Perry, Bridjette 
384 Tot Dr. Alexandria, LA 71303 


AL 


DBOL DMT 
brijenewton07@aol.com 


318-448-3079 


Perry, Mitzi 
1 89 India Shreveport, LA 71 1 1 5 


SH 


CMF 
mitz32@hotmail.com 


318-797-1601 


Perry, Victor 
1705 Palmetto Cove Deridder, LA 70634 


LC 


BOM 


337-463-4795 


Phillips, Taylor 
607 New Orleans Lake Arthur, LA 70549 


LC 


DBOL 


337-774-2909 


Portinari, Curtis 
524 Betz Avenue Jefferson, LA 70121 


NO 


BCS 
c-portinari@hotmail.com 


504-831-1700 


Potter, Joan Hardy 
1 61 Regatta Shreveport, LA 71 1 1 9 


SH 


CAH 


318-635-9212 


Prejean, Wayne 
419 Acorn Dr. Lafayette, LA 70507 


AC 


DBOL 
wp19@cox.net 


337-504-3324 


Prophit, Alice M. 
P. O. Box 1555 West Monroe, LA 71294 


MN 


DCOM 
amp04@comcast.net 


318-396-3106 


Quails, David 
3529 Coachman Sulphur, LA 70665 


LC 


BCC 


337-528-2828 
337-583-4602 


Randolph, Edward G. 
1808 White Street Alexandria, LA 71301 


AL 


BGM BOL CMT COE DBOL 
ned.randolph@cityofalex.com 


318-449-5230 
318-449-3732 


Ray, Natalie G MN 
102 Towering Oaks Circle West Monroe, LA 71291 


DBOL DMT 
nnatalieray@001 .com 


318-397-2813 


Reddix, Fannie Perkins NO 
1330 Cambronne Street New Orleans, LA 70118 


CRRCUI 
FanniePerkinsReddix@msn.com 


504-865-8181 
504-865-8.181 


Richardson, Robert R 
61510 Queen Anne Drive Lacombe, LA 70445 


NO 


COP 

cplrickl O@bellsouth.net 


985-882-5795 


Rickey, Libby 
200 Karen Drive Lafayette, LA 70503 


AC 


CUI DCLB 
Iuckycat200@aol.com 


337-984-5195 


Riley, Mark 
1013 Roselawn Dr. Lafayette, LA 70503 


AC 


BCC 

rileym@onebanc.com 


337-993-0850 


Ritter, Paul 
4318 Hearth St. Lake Charles, LA 70605 


LC 


DCLB 


337-477-5270 


Roark, Ken 
79 Laurel Hill Lane St. Francisville, LA 70775 


BR 


DCLB 


225-634-2000 


Roberson, Georgie Lee 
138 Cedar Street Delhi, LA 71232 


MN 


DBOL 
roberson2124@bellsouth.net 


318-878-5563 


Roberts, Mark 
PO Box 361 Natchitoches, LA 71458 


AL 


DCLB DMT 

mrobertsl @bellsouth.net 


318-352-6495 
318-352-3440 


Roberts, Mary Beth Taylor 
3350 Dalrymple Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


BR 


DMT 
marybeth@universitymethodist.org 


225-344-0343 


Robinson, Danny BR 
2543 Stonewood Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70816-5813 


DCLB 
daniel.j.robinson@chase.com 


225-751-4503 



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NAME 
ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Robinson, John M. 
512 Weavers Way Bossier City, LA 71 1 1 1 


SH 


BOM DCOM 


318-742-5798 


Robinson, Joyce W. BR 
6860 Bayou Manchac Road St. Gabriel, LA 70776 


BOL COC DMT 
joy2900@bellsouth.net 


225-642-5301 


Ross, Charles W. 
820 Melancon Street Opelousas, LA 70570 


AC 


BOP COE 


337-942-4336 


Rucker, Frank 
1705 N. Simmons Lake Charles, LA 70601 


LC 


DCOM 


337-431-1431 


Salguero, Laura L 
312 Marie Street West Monroe, LA 71291 


MN 


BCS 

salguero@bellsouth.net 


318-387-3069 


Sanchez, June F. NO 
5261 Annunciation Street New Orleans,, LA 70115 


CMF 


504-895-4894 


Sanders, Elouise 
120 Elouise Lane Arcadia, LA 71001 


SH 


BGM 


318-263-2512 


Sarver, Ronald D. 
305 Chastant Boulevard Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


DBOL 
ronummla@aol.com 


337-233-7696 


Sawyer, Laura 
624 Jefferson Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605 


LC 


DMT 
laura@slsumc.org 


337-478-0263 


Scheps, Judy 
109 Ascot Lane Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


CFA 
edandjudy0703@aol.com 


337-234-7539 


Schoeffler, Sarah 
3502 E. Simcoe St. Lafayette, LA 70501 


AC 


DMT 
CadiStyle@aol.com 


337-234-4042 


Schwab, Kenneth L. 
P O Box 41 1 88 Shreveport , LA 71 1 34-1 1 88 


SH 


BHE CSR 
kschwab@centenary.edu 


318-869-5101 


Schwab, Sarah R. 
3345 Okaloosa Road Eros, LA 71238 


MN 


BOL DBOL 
SSchwab@aol.com 


318-249-3607 


Scott, Clara 
5948 Dixie Lane Alexandria, LA 71301 


AL 


BOL DBOL DMT 
pianoclara@cs.com 


318-767-5395 
318-443-6065 


Sellers, Johnette 
213 Lake Village Drive West Monroe, LA 71291 




BGM 
sellar@opsb.net 


318-397-1804 


Shea, Charles 
840 Dartmoor Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70815 


BR 


DBOL 
thesheas840@aol.com 


225-275-2618 


Shelmire, Donald R. 
P.O. Box 75431 Baton Rouge, LA 7081 1 


BR 


DBOL 


225-356-9000 


Simms, Raymond 
181 1 S. Gayoso Street New Orleans, LA 70125 


NO 


DBOL 


504-251-2199 


Sims, Dollene W. 
1221 Balsam Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70807 


BR 


BHE 


225-775-9864 


Smith, Alonzo 
4314 Rosary Shreveport, LA 71108 


SH 


BOD 

asmith2k@bellsouth.net 


318-636-3547 


Smith, Annie 
4314 Rosary Lane Shreveport, LA 71108 


SH 


BCT 

asmith2k@bellsouth.net 


318-636-3547 


Sparks, Lorraine J. 
209 Greenwood Drive Monroe, LA 71202 


MN 


DCOM 
vlsaka@comcast.net 


318-324-9836 


Spitzkeit, Jim 
812 Kirkman Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 


LC 


CEC 
jim_spitzkeit@fumclc.org 


337-436-6656 


Stamper, Henry J. 
P. O. Box 14298 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 


BR 


CFA 
stamper6@bellsouth.net 


225-297-7631 
225-766-1999 


Stephens, Margaret M. 
2179 Hollydale Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808 


BR 


DBOL 
mstephe@lsu.edu 


225-578-7078 

225-383-5719 


Stephens, Trey 
17510 Monitor Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70817 


BR 


BHE BOL CMT COE 
purplehaze_87@msn.com 


225-751-6092 



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NAME 
ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Stewart, Carl 
6805 Snowmass Street Shreveport, LA 71 1 19 


SH 


CFA 
carl_stewart@ca5.uscourts.gov 


318-676-3765 
318-636-4829 


Stine, Melba 
444 Jefferson Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605 


LC 


DCLB 
mano3@cox.net 


337-477-5894 


Sutton, Raymond T., Jr. 

125 Branton Drive Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


CEC 
pots1@cox.net 


337-981-8196 


Sutton, Scott 

110 Eldridge Drive Lafayette, LA 70508 


AC 


BOL DBOL DMT 
ssutton@teche.com 


337-988-1800 


Taylor, Jack 
4034 Azealea Court Mandeville, LA 70448 


NO 


DCLB 
jhtaylor@finsvs.com 


504-310-0355 
985-727-9153 


Teamer, Charles 
282 English Turn Drive New Orleans, LA 70131 


NO 


COR 


504-283-5807 



Terrill, Steve SH 

7302 Camelback Drive Shreveport, LA 71 105-5008 



DCLB 



318-798-1101 



Thibodaux, Joyce 

113 Oakdale Loop Houma, LA 70360 


AC 


BCS DBOL 
spiderlily246@aol.com 


985-868-0100 


Thigpen, Doris 
316 Nicklaus Street Berwick, LA 70342 


AC 


BGM 


985-702-1471 


Thomas, Idelle 

P.O. Box 972 Zachary, LA 70791 


BR 


DCLB 


225-654-0735 


Thomas, Ken 

1 51 8 Mallard Circle Shreveport, LA 71 1 06 


SH 


DCLB 


318-797-6109 


Thompson, Kay 

1021 Waters Edge Circle Shreveport, LA 71106 


SH 


DCLB 


318-797-5683 


Tindall, Denise 

3005 Heatherbrook Haughton, LA 71037 


SH 


DMT 
denisetindall@gm.com 


318-949-6878 


Townsend, Monty 
1009 Parkway Drive Natchitoches, LA 71457 


AL 


BGM DMT 
montytownsend@yahoo.com 


318-352-6955 


Uhl, Gary 
704 Jefferson Avenue Metairie, LA 70001 


NO 


DCLB DMT 
GaryUhl27@hotmail.com 


504-834-8933 


Vaughn, Ruben 
3517 Silver Maple Court New Orleans, LA 70131 


NO 


BOL COE 
vaughnruben@bellsouth.net 


504-391-0220 


Vick, Ann 
487 Santa Anna Drive Lake Charles, LA 70611 


LC 


BGM CMT 

aapv21 9@netscape.net 


337-855-3637 


Viskozki, Lynette 

1 1 9 Leo Avenue Shreveport, LA 71 1 05 


SH 


DBOL 
lviskozk@centenary.edu 


318-861-2348 


Wade, Barbara R 
3235 Highway 4 East Columbia, LA 71418 


MN 


COJ DBOL 
monroesecretary@bellsouth.net 


318-387-7364 
318-649-7537 


Waguespack, Marilyn B. 
7011 Juno Drive Baker, LA 70714 


BR 


DMT 
marilynwag@msn.com 


225-775-3728 


Warner, Kenneth BR 
15407 Schnebelen Baton Rouge, LA 70817-1383 


DBOL 

warner61 8@cox.net 


225-272-5416 


Washington, Dwayne 

P.O. Box 750452 New Orleans, LA 70175 


NO 


DCLB 
sigmataildog@yahoo.com 


504-236-1907 


Watson, Jennifer 
4056 Huntwick Boulevard Alexandria, LA 71303 


AL 


BCS 


318-473-1051 


Watson, Mark 

P. O. Box 1711 Alexandria, LA 71309 


AL 


CFA 
Mwatson@ssplaw.com 


318-487-4910 


Watson, Patricia A. 
408 Eugene Street Denham Springs, LA 70726 


BR 


CSR 
wwwatsonpa@bellsouth.net 


225-664-4633 
225-665-2146 


Wayt, Gard 
705 Cobblestone Drive Shreveport, LA 71 106 


SH 


DBOL 
gard@waytinsurance.com 


318-868-5950 



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NAME 
ADDRESS 



AGENCY 
EMAIL 



OF PHONE 
HM PHONE 



Weiss, Walter 
P.O. Box 82916 Baton Rouge, LA 70884 


BR 


DCOM 
wrweiss@cox.net 


225-766-2867 


Welch, Arthur 
1039 Carey Scarborough Road Natchitoches, 


AL 
LA 71457 


BOL DBOL DCLB 
artinla2@yahoo.com 


318-472-8556 


Welch, Frances 
1039 Carey Scarborough Road Natchitoches, 


AL 
LA 71457 


DBOL 
welchf@hotmail.com 


313573250 
318-472-8556 


White, Frank 
533 Oakwood Drive. Gretna, LA 70056 


NO 


DMT 


504-220-2535 


I White, Joanne 

5501 Jackson Alexandria, LA 71303 


AL 


BOL DBOL 

jowhite51 @cox-internet.com 




! Williams, A.J. 

P.O. Box 543 Mansfield, LA 71052 


SH 


CSR DMT 
ARTJAM0543@aol.com 


318-872-0909 


Williams, Angelique White NO 
8501 Huntington Park Drive New Orleans,, LA 70127 


CSR 
awhite@lsuhsc.edu 


504-487-7569 


Williams, Cedric 
P.O. Box 8656 Alexandria, LA 71306 


AL 


DCOM 
clenarr@cox.net 


318-484-9955 


Williams, Gerald 
205 Wicklow Boulevard New Iberia, LA 70560 


NO 


CEC 
BmdWi@aol..com 


337-256-8195 


: Williams, Jared R. 

1131 Lori Drive Slidell, LA 70461 


MN 


BOLCMTCSR 
jaredw@smu.edu 


214-549-4655 


Williams, LaTonya 
22 Waters Edge Drive Monroe, LA 71203 


MN 


DMT 
lwilli28@aol.com 


318-387-0017 


Willis, Judy Whatley 
707 North Main Homer, LA 71040 


SH 


DBOL 
judywwillis@hotmail.com 


318-927-4059 


Willis, Sarah 
308 Avenue F Kentwood, LA 70444 


BR 


CRR 


985-229-7422 


Wilson, Daneyelle 




BHE 


504-283-8822 


Wilson-Sider, Karen 
4534 Wilson Avenue New Orleans, LA 70126 


NO 


DMT 


504-246-8448 


Wise, Karen 
8722 Woodstock Drive Haughton, LA 71037 


SH 


CMT 


318-390-6068 


Wooden, Dianne P 
P.O. Box 872797 New Orleans, LA 70187 


NO 


BOL DBOL 
dipiwo@aol.com 


504-256-3859 
504-256-3859 


Wright, Kerry 
111 Deer Lane Mansfield, LA 71052 


SH 


BOL DBOL DCLB 


318-872-6653 


Wyche, Charlyne LC 
41 10 Maidstone Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605-4030 


CUI 


337-477-5292 


Wyche, Jim LC 
4110 Maidstone Drive Lake Charles, LA 70605 


DBOL 
jwyche@suddenlink.net 


337-477-5292 


Wyche, Shannon 
9400 Ellerbe Road Shreveport, LA 71 106 


SH 


DBOL DMT 
shannon@gracehappens.org 


318-865-2070 


Young, Jassoni 
5238 Fairview Avenue Alexandria, LA 71303 


AL 


CRR 

jaybird351 @juno.com 


318-442-2275 



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The Laity Session featured a skit to explain lay ministries in the Louisiana Conference. 






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The Laity Session concluded with a Love Feat and Sending Forth. 



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VIII. APPOINTMENTS 



ACADIANA DISTRICT 



District Superintendent Roger D. Lathan 6 

Abbeville: 

Abbeville-Pecan Island John L. Vining 11 

Briggs-Mt. Zion-Fitzgerald (Charles E. Hill Va PL) 4 

Baldwin, Trinity-Mt. Zion (Barry A. Whittington, Sr. Va PL) 8 

Belle Rose, St. James-Donaldsonville, St. Peter (El va Jacobs Va PL) 6 

Berwick, First (M. Amanda Carpenter % PL) 3 

Clanton Chapel (Cyril A. Kirby Verret Va PL) 19 

Donaldsonville, First-Lutcher (Barbara J. Beaumont Va PL) 7 

Franklin, First-McGowen Erin J. Oliver 2 

Grand River (Earline T. Guidry Va PL) 4 

Houma: 

Bayou Blue Jeffrey C. Duke 1 

First Barry Hoekstra 6 

Wesley- Vacherie (Terry A. Lindsey Va PL) 6 

Jeanerette: 

St. Paul-Franklin, Asbury (Darrel W. Briggs, Sr. Va PL) 7 

St. Peter-Mallalieu Eugene J.A. Hebert PE 1 

Lafayette: 

Asbury T. Edward Boyd, Jr. 10 

Associate (C. Ann Sutton) 9 

Associate Ira M. Robinson RM 13 

Associate (David L. Bricker FL) 5 

Covenant Chris A. Blanchard 1 

Faith Community Cory L. Sparks 1 

First Jan C. Holloway 2 

Associate (Fred M. Fraser RA) 1 

Immanuel (Marguerite D. Jenkins Vi PL) 1 

Northwood (L. Wayne Howington) 5 

Lettsworth, Scott Chapel (Obie J. Southall RL) 1 

Lutcher Chapel (Sonya Renee Lars Va PL) 5 

Lydia (Robert W. Cormier Va PL) 17 

Maringouin, St. Peter-Shiloh (Emmett C. Collins, Jr. Va PL) 3 

Mathews, Memorial T.B.S. 

Melville-Palmetto Kenneth B. Chapman RE 10 

Morgan City: 

Pharr Chapel Lamar C. Oliver 2 

Walmsley-Mason (Elaine C. Smith Va PL) 2 

Mt. Vernon (Joseph Holland, Sr. Va PL) 6 

Napoleonville, Wesley- Woodlawn (Albert Holland RL) 29 



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New Iberia: 

First Scott T. Bullock 7 

St. James T.B.S. 

Opelousas: 

Louisiana Memorial (Pamela Fitch Roy) 1 

St. Mark Clifton C. Conrad, Sr. PE 1 

Patterson (Aaron J. Carpenter, Jr. FL) 3 

Plaquemine: 

First Stephen C. Fleming 7 

Hurst-St. Luke (Thomas A. Wesley Vi PL) 24 

Port Barre-Krotz Springs-Lottie, Wilson Memorial Cage M. McLemore RM 1 

Rosedale: 

Hartzell (Ulysse Stephens RA) 14 

Rosedale-New Roads, First Jeremy S. Jones PE 2 

Thibodaux: 

Calvary-Magnolia (Robert E. Johnson, Sr. 3 A PL) 2 

First Joseph E. Hamilton 1 

Waxia, St. Paul (Marvette J. Thomas Va PL) 1 

Wiley-Green Chapel Laurence E. Hall RM 4 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT 



District Superintendent Ramonalynn W. Bethley 3 

Alexandria: 

First Timothy J. Neustifter 2 

Associate Pastor (Veronica Kay Pritchard FL) 2 

Horseshoe Drive R. Don Ross 10 

Associate Juan Carlos Huertas PE 3 

Newman Derrick D. Hills 6 

St. Mark's T.B.S. 

Trinity-Hineston, Fellowship (Robert E. Guth, Jr. FL) 2 

Wilton (Jason W. Jacob Va SL) 6 

Beulah-Campti, First-St. Maurice T.B.S. 

Boyce: 

Lahey Chapel T.B.S. 

Union Derrick D. Hills 1 

Bunkie, David Haas Mem.-Trinity-White's Chap Joe A. Hoover 5 

Campti, St Paul-Mt.Zion T.B.S. 

Cheneyville, St. Paul (Mary L. Jones Va PL) 4 

Colfax (Gloria L. Youngblood FL) 5 

Couley-Sanders Chapel (Thomas G. May Va PL) 7 

Evergreen Gary L. Van Horn RM 2 

Ferriday-Vidalia Barry D. Dennis OF 6 

Glenmora-Boyce, First (William K. McDonald RL) 10 

Jena, Nolley Memorial-Belah Lyndle R. Bullard 2 



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Jonesville-Harrisonburg (David C. Carlton FL) 9 

Lecompte-Bayou Chicot-Cheneyville (Ross C. Ford, Jr. FL) 7 

Many C. Frances Hooton 4 

Marksville-Effie, Oak Grove-Simmesport (Antonio E. Ranero FL) 2 

Melder, St. Mark's T.B.S. 

Montgomery-Mt. Zion- Atlanta T.B.S. 

Natchitoches: 

Asbury-Emmanuel James A. Graham 20 

College Ave John M. Higginbotham, Jr. 2 

First Donald R. Avery 3 

Associate James M. Poole RM 13 

Associate Jacqueline E. C. King PE 2 

Oak Grove-Provencal John R. Foster 3 A OF 7 

Olla- Urania-Trout, Justiss Memorial-Eden (P. Curtis Carroll, Jr. FL) 5 

Palestine Katherine G. Howell 1 

Pineville: 

First Jon E. Tellifero 2 

Associate (R. Clay Williams, Jr. FL) 2 

Pleasant Grove-Bethel (Katherine S. Morris Vi PL) 2 

Wesley-Booneville, Wesley (James E. Ray, Sr. 3 A PL) 14 

Pollock-Liberty Chapel Eddie Carpenter 3 A OF 6 

Strange T.B.S. 

Weaver T.B.S. 

Winnfield Mark J. Goins 2 

BATON ROUGE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent Larry G. Miller 3 

Amite-Independence Brady S. Whitton 3 

Ascension Parish, NewSong Frank S. Harris, III 1 

Baker: 

Blackwater William A. Moon III 2 

First-Pride, Bethel E. Eugene Rives, Jr. 4 

Baton Rouge: 

Broadmoor Clifford C. Wright, Jr. 3 

Minister of Congregational Care Kenneth M. Carroll 17 

Minister of Disabilities Carol A. Civils PD* 1 

Minister of Discipleship & Faith Formation R. Lee McKinzie OE 1 

Minister of Evangelism Augustus M. Allen 3 

Minister of Missions & Prayers Virginia P. Allen PE 2 

Min. of Sen. Care and Residential Ministries Lusinda M. Warren l A FD 6 

Minister of Vietnamese Ministries (Tuyet Tran FL) 2 

Camphor Memorial Darlene A. Moore 6 

Associate Mary Ann Robinson l A OF 2 

First Christopher H. Andrews 19 



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Associate Elaine M. Burleigh PE 2 

Associate Michael L. Hammett 2 

Francis Asbury W. Odell Simmons RM 6 

Hope Community (H. Louis Jones Vi PL) 6 

Minister of Education Brunetta A. Shamlin Va FD 5 

Hughes Memorial- Watson, Andrew Chapel Diane L. Bentley PE 2 

Ingleside Kibbie E. Hatfield 5 

Jefferson Hulen C. Warren, Jr. 1 

Associate Stephen Dale Berger PE 4 

Jordan , Davis W. Clark 2 

Neely Arnold V. Brown 16 

Minister of Education Linda A. Joseph FD* 5 

St. Andrew's Larry D. O'Dell 4 

St. John's Timothy E. Lawson 2 

Associate (Russell S. Clunan FL) 1 

St. Luke's-St. Paul's (Kimbra H. Hammett % PL) 5 

St. Mark Joseph D. Awotwi 8 

University, William B. Reily Memorial Steven M. Spurlock 3 

Associate/LSU Wesley Foundation Donald L. Meeks 2 

Associate Shannon C. DeLaureal PE 3 

Wesley E. Andrew Goff 9 

Associate (Yvonne P. Dayries PL*) 1 

Clinton: 

Beech Grove (Inita L. Smith Va PL) 1 

First-Clear Creek Robert E. Townsend 3 

Mt. Zion-Ethel, St. Paul (Willis Laws Vi PL) 2 

St. Peter- Jackson Chapel-Mt.Carmel (Cherless H. Miller, Jr. Vi PL) 6 

Convent, St. James (Gaynell B. Simon Va PL) 1 1 

Day's-Center-Darlington Larry D. Robertson RM 1 1 

Deerford-Pine Grove (Jimmie S. Parker 3 4 PL) 2 

Denham Springs: 

First Robert L. Deich 1 

Minster of Visitation & Senior Adults (Gwendolyn Hoy t-0 wens Vi PL) 1 

Minister of Youth & Education Sarah W. Shoup PD 3 

Minister of Instrumental Music & Pastoral Care Rita M. Chiasson Va PD 1 

Roberts-St. Luke Erica R. Jenkins 1 

Associate (Constance R. Saizon 3 /a PL) 2 

Galvez, Carpenter's Chapel (L. John Locascio FL) 2 

Gonzales: 

First Gary Don Willis 8 

Associate (Joy Lynn Comeaux Vi SP) 1 

St. Landry (Constance R. Saizon Va PL) 2 

Greensburg- Wesley Chapel LaMarylis S. Cotten PE 2 

Greenwell Springs, Magnolia Franklin R. Pennington PE 2 

Hammond, First Joseph M. Donakey 1 

Huff Chapel (Milton E. Bourque, Jr. Va PL) 1 



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Jackson-Ethel Rhonda E. Feurtado 2 

Kentwood-Mt. Hermon (Percy M. Frazier RA) 6 

Livingston Parish, Faith Crossing Leslie G. Stephens 1 

Loranger-Cooper' s Chapel Lorris M. Wimberly 3 

Nesom Memorial (E. Rand Guy RL) 7 

Pine Ridge-Tangipahoa (James W. Reid) 3 

Ponchatoula: 

First J. Thomas Logan 1 

Wesley Chapel- James Chapel-Lee's Landing (Mark A. Lubbock Vi PL) 7 

Port Allen, Scott (Willie Laws) 2 

Prairieville, Meadows Chapel (Tim A. Gilmore l A PL) 1 

Minister of Outreach and Reconciliation Cathy J. Arends FD* 4 

St. Amant, Faithful- New River (W. Madison Turner, Sr. 3 A PL) 5 

St. Francisville Daniel P. Gleason 3 

Slaughter-Bluff Creek (Betty A. McCarver Vi PL) 3 

5 Spillman, New Hope-Concord T.B.S. 

I \ Springfield: 

) | First (Emile E. Tosso, III FL) 3 

I St. James (Marguerite W. Rheams l A PL) 3 

3 [Tangipahoa Parish, The Well M. Jack O'Dell 1 

5 I Tunica T.B.S. 

1 Walker: 

First Jerry L. Johnson PE 1 

1 Friendship-Corbin-Montpelier (Lewis M. Morris, Jr. V2PL) 18 

1 Mangum Chapel-Livingston (Thomas C. Beeler FL) 2 

I i| Watson, Live Oak (Mark E. Crosby) 12 

, Associate (Richard W. Davis l A PL) 1 

1 1 Wilson, Wesley- Asbury (Gregory McClay, Sr. 14 PL) 3 

Zachary: 

First Gregory R. Davis 5 

Moses Chapel (Glorious M. Wright Va PL) 6 

LAKE CHARLES DISTRICT 



District Superintendent Jerry G. Hilbun 1 

Church Point-Crowley, Wesley Richard O. Teeter RM 1 

Crowley, First K. Dale Hensarling 1 

Associate (Virginia Cutrer RL) 4 

DeQuincy Gerald R. Crise PE 1 

DeRidder, First Michael D. McLaurin 2 

Ebenezer-Branch Charles L. Floyd, Jr. % 7 

Elton-Oberlin-Basile Eddie E. Morgan, Jr. RM 4 

Eunice, First-Iota (Truman P. Stagg FL) 2 

Fairview T.B.S. 

Florien, Prospect-Hornbeck (Raymond H. Leidig, Jr. RL) 6 



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Gueydan-Kaplan Douglas E. Milliron 

Holly Grove T.B.S. 

Hopewell-Elizabeth-Pine Grove (Mark S. Theriot 3 ^ PL) 

Indian Bayou-Rayne, Centenary (Byron J. Aucoin FL) 

Iowa David R. DeWitt l A 

Jennings: 

Jennings Joshua D. Milliron 

Mallalieu (Roy A. Jefferson l A PL) 

Kinder (Tony W. Moss FL) 

Lake Arthur (Susan C. Pugh % PL) 

Lake Charles: 

First Richard H. Humphries 

Associate Louis G. Blankenbaker RM 

Oak Park (Shawn Thomas Hornsby FL) 

St. Luke-Simpson Karl S. Klaus 

Associate Roger H. Templeton 

University Charles R. Langford 

Warren (Lawrence P. Gaines FL) 

Leesville: 

First Kenneth M. Graham, Jr. 

Korean Yong Seok Jung 3 A OE 

Mt. Zion-Macedonia (Dianne Allen Jones Vi PL) 

Merryville-DeRidder, Wesley (Steven W. Bush 3 A PL) 

Moss Bluff J. Penn Morgan 

Oakdale-Pine Prairie Corrie M. Cieslukowski OP 

Raymond-Roanoke LisaE.L. Turnbull 

Squyres T.B.S. 

Sulphur: 

Henning Memorial Roy Bryan Moore 

Associate Stephen N. Fife PE 

Associate Heather H. Leyland 

Maplewood Nancy E. Wofford 

Wesley-Hackberry Leon A. Boggs 

Sweetlake-Cameron Methodist Ministry Robert E. Hollis 

Associate James B. Moore 

Vinton, Welsh Memorial (Owen H. Peyton, Sr.) 

Welsh: 

First-Hayes Charles W. Crews 

Jones (John H. Whaley l A PL) 

Westlake Elizabeth M. Northen 



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MONROE DISTRICT 



District Superintendent Robert L. Burgess 

Ansley-Centerpoint T.B.S. 



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Bartholomew-Beekman (Lloyd E. Scott RL) 2 

Baskin (Mary Anne Collie l A PL) 7 

Bastrop: 

First-Collinston Mark B. Benge, Sr. 2 

Memorial-Mer Rouge Samuel P. Emanuel OF 1 

ML Olive (Marcus M. Gaut Va PL) 4 

Bernice-Beech Grove-Summerfield Johnie W. Adkins, Jr. OF 7 

Boeuf Prairie Rex S. Barker Vi OF 2 

Chatham (Lala B. Cooper Vi PL) 2 

Choudrant-Indian Village T.B.S. 

Clay (John E. Finch, Jr. Va PL) 2 

Columbia-Hebert M. Stuart Sherman 1 

Crew Lake-Mangham (Eddie Carroll Johnson FL) 5 

Delhi-Crowville (Christan L. Thomas FL) 1 

Douglas M. Roily Walker RM 4 

Downsville-Bethel Carolyn B. Volentine 2 

Dubach-Harmony Chapel T.B.S. 

Epps-Pioneer T.B.S. 

Eros-Antioch, Eros Jack D. Phelps RM 3 

Farmerville (John G. Hankins) 10 

Grayson Howard L. Hudson, Jr. RM 8 

Holly Ridge T.B.S. 

Jonesboro-Hodge-Dodson-New Hope (Bill E. Strawbridge FL) 3 

Co-Pastor (Letty L. Strawbridge Va PL) 3 

Lake Providence (William H. McLain FL) 6 

Little Creek-Union (W. Wayne Ray Va PL) 2 

Marion-Bird's Chapel (Matthew D. Foreman Va SP) 2 

Memorial-Salem (Ross W. Genger FL) 5 

Monroe: 

First R. Larry Stafford 13 

Associate William N. Sheffield PE 1 

Associate (JoAnn Cooper Va PL) 3 

Minister of Music Kem F. Alexander FD 8 

Hope (Johnny M. Riley, Jr. Vi PL) 4 

Lea Joyner Memorial Weldon C. Bares 8 

Associate (Betty L. Swanson Vi PL) 7 

Associate (Lisa Thomisee Mayo Va PL) 2 

Minister of Visitation Isaac A. Patton, Jr. RM 16 

Memorial Paul E. Sabin 3 

Reveille (Marcelle F. Crow Va PL) 4 

St. James Robert A. Bradford, Jr. Va OE 2 

St. Mark's Lysbeth B. Cockrell 3 

St. Paul (Jackie Holmes, Jr. Va) 9 

St. Paul's J. Roddy Taylor 1 

Associate Susan M. Ferguson PE 2 



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Mt. Nebo- Washington Chapel-Mt. Sinai T.B.S. 

Mount Zion-Beulah (Wanda S. Cosentino FL) 

Newellton T.B.S. 

Oak Grove-Kilbourne-Locust Grove Byron W. Putnam 5 

Quitman Jimmie D. Pyles RM 1 

Rayville Ted D. Freeland 3 

Ruston: 

Grace A. Wayne Evans 6 

Trinity Fred B. Wideman 13 

Associate Andy R. Hurst 8 

Associate (W. Brian Mercer FL) 7 

Associate Joseph Zhong Guo PE 4 

Associate Connie Breaux 3 A FD 5 

Minister of Music R. Michael Cloud FD 15 

Wesley Chapel Dalton R. Shovan RE 4 

St. Andrew's-Oak Ridge Donald L. Wilkinson 5 

St. Joseph Raymon L. Owens, Jr. PE 1 

St. Peter-Lawson Chapel (Sonia D. Gee Va PL) 4 

Sicily Island-Gilbert (William F. Foster FL) 5 

Simsboro, Antioch (Reginald D. Colvin Va PL) 6 

Tallulah Jean M. Foreman 3 

West Monroe: 

Asbury-Woodlawn (Newton M. Home, Jr.) 1 

Claiborne- Wilhite T.B.S. 

Faith James W. Barrett, Jr. 1 

Associate.. Jimmy L. Owens PE 3 

First Ricky L. Willis 3 

Associate (Maria C. Munn Va PL) 1 

McGuire Michael T. Head 11 

Winnsboro Henry M. Hamilton, Jr. 2 

Wisner (Frances I. Guy Va PL) 8 

NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT 

District Superintendent W. Ralph Ford 2 

Angie, Wesley Ray-Mary's Chapel-Live Oak Terrence S. August 3 

Belle Chasse Peggy B. Foreman 1 

Bogalusa: 

Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Alan D. Einsel 5 

Director of Christian Education Barbara C. Einsel Va FD 5 

Thirkield-Harry's Chapel (Louis A. Smith Vi PL) 17 

Buras, Trinity (Gene M. Faurie FL) 12 

Bush Karl D. Wood RM 38 

Covington: 

First Van A. Stinson 3 



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Fitzgerald (Roy J. Price, III Vi PL) 4 

3 Destrehan, St. Charles Juliet A. Spencer 1 

Franklinton: 

Centenary-Fisher Steven J. Porter 2 

Winan-Hayes Chapel Bruce L. Brown, Sr. PE 3 

3 Golden Meadow-Grand Isle (Regina B. Hickman) 7 

Gretna Timothy M. Smith 1 

Hahnville, St. James T.B.S. 

Kenner: 

$1 El Mesias Samuel Calvo OE 9 

Thomas Anice N. Moses PE 3 

4 J Lacombe (William V. Turner l A PL) 2 

5 LaPlace: 

First Mark A. Bray 4 

Ninde Chapel T.B.S. 

Luling T.B.S. 

Madisonville, North Cross Flint E. Shea 9 

Mandeville: 

Newell (Nolan M. Robinson l A PL) 17 

St. Timothy-on-the-North Shore James W. Mitchell 13 

Associate W. Scott Adams 3 

Associate (Robert H. Chance, Jr. l A PL) 10 

Associate (Carol R. Richardson FL) 6 

Associate Andrew D. Durbin PE 4 

Pastor Emeritus J. Lawrence Maddin RM 8 

Director of Adult Education & Evangelism Lylln G. Brinkman DM 3 

Metairie: 

Munholland M. Eugene Finnell 5 

Associate George A. Duerson RM 7 

Associate John D. Deschner 1 

Director, Christian Education Janet C. Cavalier FD 8 

St. Matthew's Henry R. Stone 1 

New Orleans: 

Algiers Ray L. Varnado PE 2 

Asbury-St. Matthew Andrew J. Douglas RM 20 

Aurora Kenneth R. Bowman 1 

Associate Simon Chigumira PE 1 

Bethany Hadley R. Edwards 1 1 

Associate Marva L. Mitchell RL 1 

Boynton (Kermit C. Roberson Vi PL) 1 

Cross-town Co-operative Parish 

Team Member Eunice Chigumira PE 2 

Team Member Elenora M. Cushenberry 3 A PE 1 

Team Member William L. Jones, Sr. 17 

Team Member Connie M. Thomas OE 1 

Team Member Deborah B. Williams PE 2 



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Team Member Rodney D. Wooten 

Team Member T.B.S. 

First-Grace Shawn M. Anglim 

Associate LeKisha L.M. Reed PE 

First Street PW Brownyl Lance Eden PE 

Associate Bennie R. KirkPE 

Korean Hyunsu Lee OE 

Lake Vista Norwood N. Hingle, III 

New Orleans East Co-operative Parish James F. Haynes RM 

Team Member Jeffery D. Conner 

Team Member Rebecca D. Conner 

Team Member Barbara L. Murray Vi FD 

Rayne Memorial-Parker Memorial Carol S. Winn Crawford 

Associate William E. Thiele, Jr. OF 

Associate Maximilian O. Zehner 

St. Luke's Irvin J. Boudreaux 

Associate Monica G. Monk 

St. Mark's (Anita C. Dinwiddie Va PL) 

West New Orleans Co-operative Parish Tracy L. MacKenzie 

Team Member Dale E. Branch 

Team Member Jon M. Lord 

Team Member Sharon D. Zehner PE 

Pearl River Benjamin N. McGehee 

Slidell: 

Aldersgate Marie P. Williams 

Co-Pastor John N. Williams 

First Wybra J. Price, II 

Associate (Pattye D. Hewitt FL) 

Hartzell Mt. Zion (Ernest E. Scott) 

Sun T.B.S. 

Varnado (Lawrence K. Benson, Jr. Va PL) 

Waldheim (Christopher S. Fryou Vi PL) 



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SHREVEPORT DISTRICT 



District Superintendent Douglas L. Cain 3 

Arcadia-Mt. Mariah Jayne Trammell-Kelly 3 

Associate Steven R. Kelly Va 3 

Arizona- Colquitt T.B.S. 

Athens (Charles R. Penuell Va PL) 12 

Benton T. Lynn Malone, Jr. 5 

Associate (Cheryl L. Nelson Vi PL) 3 

Bethel (Ashley J. Cockburn Vi SP) 1 

Bienville T.B.S. 



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Bossier City: 

Asbury Douglas B. de Graffenried 1 

Associate Kathryn L. McKay PE 1 

Barksdale Paul C. Carroll, Sr. RM 12 

Fellowship David R. Melville, Jr. 2 

First David B. Dietzel 3 

Associate John Robert Black PE 3 

Brushwood (John Lavo RA) 3 

Castor (Stephanie T. Kidd l A PL) 1 

Cotton Valley-Whitehall T.B.S. 

Coushatta-Wesley Chapel Jonathan S. King 1 

Cross Roads-Hall Summit (Carl D. Munyon RL) 7 

Doyline William G. Sewell OF 3 

Evergreen T.B.S. 

Gibsland-Oak Grove Dorothy J. Smith 3 

Gilliam-Hosston Emile A. Rousseau, Jr. OF 7 

Greenwood-Bethany (Clinton P. Lovell, Sr.) 5 

Haughton: 

Haughton (Thomas E. Dungan l A PL) 6 

Love Chapel Mollie A. McGee PE 1 

Haynesville-Shongaloo Richard L. Cockburn 1 

Heflin (Carol D. Heard Vi PL) 8 

Homer, First - Homer, Wesley Chapel G. Larry Maxwell, Sr. 3 

Minister of Education Patricia Teel Bates 3 A PD 2 

Ida (Kendall R. Docter A PL) 2 

Keith ville: 

Fairview (Ricky R. Myles l A PL) 4 

Keithville M. Theresa McConnell 3 A 4 

Lisbon Terry C. Willis RM 3 

Logansport: 

Logansport-Longstreet S. Kemper Smith 1 

Mt. Zion-McDonald (Linda B. Gatlin Vi PL) 2 

Mansfield: 

First-Grand Cane Kenneth D. Norton 3 

Wesley-Bonchest Beverly Hubbard Connelly 2 

Minden: 

First John A. Cannon 1 

Associate (Linda K. Shepard RL) 4 

Lakeview David J. Sheehan 2 

Mooringsport-Oil City (Michael G. Miller FL) 3 

Pilgrim Rest (Samuel L. Bradley l A PL) 15 

Pine Grove (Jerry G. Brannen l A PL) 2 

Plain Dealing (Cheryl L. Nelson Vi PL) 1 

Pleasant Hill-Pelican (Doris R. Sheppard RL) 8 

Pleasant Valley T.B.S. 

Ringgold John E. Dilworth 1 



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Rosa T.B.S. 

Shiloh-Keatchie (R. Dean Register, Jr. Va PL) 3 

Shreveport: 

Broadmoor Kenneth W. Irby 3 

Associate Mark R. Martin 3 

Associate Matthew B. Rawle PE 1 

Associate (Kathy S. Wafer FL) 6 

Associate Conrad P. Edwards RM 9 

Christ Willis W. Dear RM 1 

Associate Ellen B. Montegudo 4 

Ellerbe Road (Judith D. Bazer) 7 

Fairfield-Shady Grove Joe D. Connelly 2 

Faith-Pleasant Valley-New Light (Oscar E. Player) 18 

First R.Pat Day 15 

Associate Thomas L. Howe, Jr. 6 

Associate Jonathan W. Beck 2 

Minister of Music (Will K. Andress FL) 36 

Scholar in Residence Donald A. Webb RM 15 

Minister of Sr. Spiritual Life & Women's Ministry Regina L. Wren Va FD 10 

Minister of Spiritual Formation Pamela G. Crews FD 10 

Grace Community Robert A. Weber 16 

Associate Sione H. Tu'uta 6 

Associate Ellen R. Alston 2 

Associate (Richard P. Varner Va PL) 5 

Associate (Stacy E. Hood 3 A PL) 4 

Lakeview W. Mark Strickland 1 

Mangum Steven W. Caraway 5 

Noel David F. Fortuna 5 

Associate H. Elizabeth Love Tu'uta 2 

Minister of Service & Outreach Rachel L. Scott Va DM 2 

North Highlands Burton F. Blair 1 

Northpoint Steven W. Fowler PE 1 

Round Grove (Donny R. Nedd Va PL) 11 

St. James Willie L. Henry Va 15 

St. Luke's Terry A. Love 1 

St. Paul Kenneth M. Fisher 8 

Summer Grove Robert G. Rowland 3 

Sibley (Milton K. Geltz Va PL) 3 

Springhill Walter L. Parker, Jr. 1 

Vivian Kevin D. Smith OF 3 

Walker's Chapel T.B.S. 

Zwolle: 

Haskin Chapel T.B.S. 

Zwolle-Bayou Scie Richard C. Hooton 4 



* Without Pension 



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SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS WITHIN 
CONNECTIONAL STRUCTURE 

Conference Staff 

Director of Multicultural Ministries Alonzo J. Campbell BR 1 

Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries Donald C. Cottrill BR 5 

Youth Director Thomas E. Dolph BR 6 

Coordinator of Ordained Ministry John Edd Harper FD BR 5 

Director of Disaster Preparedness Freddie C. Henderson BR 2 

Consultant Judy E. Nelson BR 1 

Director of Volunteers in Mission Larry D. Norman BR 10 

Sr. Advisor/Consult, LA UM Foundation Kenneth R. Reed RM BR 10 

Executive Director of Administrative Services/ 

Treasurer/Secretary/Statistician Carl E. Rhoads, III BR 10 

Church Extension & Transformation H. E. Stephens BR 4 

Director of Christian Education Dawn B. Young l A PD SH 1 

Center far Pastoral Effectiveness 

Director of Academies Carole Cotton-Winn NO 10 

Mentor Emeritus John M. Winn, Jr., RM NO 18 

Director of Center for Pastoral Effectiveness W. Craig Gilliam SH 5 

Faculty and Administrators of United Methodist Theological Schools and Other 
Educational Institutions 

Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, LSU Ann M. Trousdale PD BR 3 

Assoc. Prof. Of History Of Christianity & United Methodist Studies, 

Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK Ellen J. Blue NO 6 

Asst. Prof. Of Theology, St. Joseph's University, 

Philadelphia, PA Millicent C. Feske NO 15 

Oxford College, Emory University Judith A. Shema NO 5 

President & Prof. Of Ethics & Leadership, Iliff David G. Trickett NO 2 

Theological Studies Coordinator, 

Christian Leadership Ctr, Centenary College Coney L. DeHart PD SH 1 

Chaplain/Dir. Chr. Leadership Ctr (Betsy B. Eaves FL) SH 5 

Perkins School of Theology, Assoc. Dir. of Internship Barry E. Hughes SH 2 

Professor, Bossier Parish Comm. College Dawn B. Young PD SH 3 

Campus Ministers 

Wesley Foundation, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette Daniel M. Hixon PE AC 1 

Wesley Foundation, Northwestern State Univ John M. Higginbotham, Jr. AL 2 

Wesley Foundation Southern Univ (Willie Laws) BR 4 

Wesley Foundation, Louisiana State Univ Donald L. Meeks BR 2 

Wesley Foundation, Southeastern La Univ (Emile E. Tosso, III FL) BR 3 

Wesley Foundation, McNeese State Univ Angela C. Bulhof LC 5 



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Wesley Foundation, Grambling State Univ Connie Breaux 3 A FD MN 5 

Wesley Foundation, Louisiana Tech Univ Scott E. Wright MN 10 

Tulane University Maximilian O. Zehner NO 5 

APPOINTED TO OTHER ANNUAL CONFERENCES 

Texas Douglas M. Baker BR 1 

North Carolina Jimmy Lee Owens (Effective 7/1/07) PEMN 1 

Southwest Texas Germaine Tropez Mathis l A PE NO 2 

Oklahoma Victor T. McCullough NO 3 

North Texas Inez D. Williams FD NO 2 

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS TO EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

Armed Forces and Veterans Administration Chaplaincy 

U.S. Military M. Quinn O'Bannon BR 3 

U.S. Air Force Reserves, Deputy Command Chaplain.... William H. Willis, Sr. BR 3 

Health Care Fields, Community Service Organizations and Other Related Ministries 

Chaplain, Our Lady of Lourdes, Lafayette Walton C. Dunbar AC 9 

Director, Abbeville Recovery Station Kathy C. Fitzhugh PE AC 2 

Chaplain, Tri-Cities Hospice & Counseling Center 

Kennewick, WA Jose Garcia AC 9 

Paracletia, Inc Cathy J. Arends FD BR 4 

Speech-Lang. Pathologist, DynaVox Technologies Carol A. Civils PD BR 1 

Exec. Dir., Wesleyan Sr. Living Foundation Ronald D. Dauphin BR 7 

Chaplain, Good Shepherd Hospice, Lakeland, Florida Deborah L. Drash BR 2 

Staff Chaplain, Our Lady of the Lake Hosp., BR Janet D. Hogstrom FD BR 3 

La Attorney Disciplinary Board Bernadine Johnson FD BR 9 

Chaplain, Dixon Correctional Facility James W. Jones RM BR 7 

Director, Recovery Ministries Amy K. Mercer FD BR 2 

Staff Chaplain, Univ. of Alabama Hosp., Birmingham Virginia D. Millet BR 13 

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, Exec. Dir Randall K. Nichols BR 4 

Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator, Highland Hospice 

& Palliative Care Christine A. Roberts FD BR 3 

Exec. Vice President, Victorious Christian Living John H. Sewell BR 15 

Transformation Consultant Richard T. StiltnerRM BR 2 

Exec. Director, Recovery Ministries Darryl A. Tate BR 2 

Chaplain, Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles..... David R. DeWitt LC 15 

Chaplain, Harris County Psych. Center, Houston, TX A. Swindell Hodges LC 9 

Chaplain, Houston Hospice, Houston TX Daniel H. Miller LC 10 

Site Manager, Recovery Ministries.... Tony W. Moss FL LC 2 

Chap./Dir. of Christ. Ed., Methodist Child. Home Mickey D. Stringfield MN 14 

C.P.E., E. Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie Alfred C. Bakewell, III NO 3 



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Organizational Effectiveness Spec., E. Jeff. Hosp M. Janet Davis PD NO 

McFarland Institute, Chaplain W. Jefferson Hospital Barbara S. Duke NO 

Hospitality & Volunteer Coordinator Curtiss D. Eden RM NO 

Chaplain, St. Luke's Episcopal Hosp., Houston, TX Cindy M. Graber NO 

Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor, 

M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX Maria J. Kennedy NO 

Belief-Focused Care & Healing, Springfield, IL Roy B. Nash RM NO 

Director, Mission Zone Martha M. Orphe NO 

Resource Manager Wayne G. Taylor NO 

Wesley Comm. Center, Atlanta, GBGM William C. Taylor NO 

Pool of Siloam, Counseling Beverly Hubbarad Connelly SH 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Sutton Children's NICU, Schumpert Health System, 

Shreveport Hubert F. Debo FD SH 

Community Outreach Coordinator, Cancer Treatment Center, Christus Schumpert 

Health System, Shreveport Mary M. McDowell PD SH 



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APPOINTMENTS BEYOND THE MINISTRY USUALLY 
EXTENDED THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH 



Exec. Dir., Community Media, Inc. 
Durham, North Carolina 



Cathy S. Carlson MN 32 



SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS TO 
OTHER VALID MINISTRIES 

Appointed to Attend School 

ITC Elenora M. Cushenberry PE NO 4 

Cliff College S. Brian Yeich SH 1 



Incapacity Leave 

William A. Rowell, Jr AC 

Sidney Earl Irving AL 

Jerry L. Johnson PE BR 

J. Sidney Montegudo FD BR 

(Charles R. Cosentino FL) MN 

Lance E. Brown PM NO 

T. Nichols Evans, Jr NO 



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Leave of Absence 

Debra K. Brazzel AC 10 

C. David Billings NO 1 

Gregor A. Dike NO 4 



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Gregory G. Mann NO 4 

Karen F. Williams NO 6 

R. Michael Boyett SH 6 

Bryan S Dauphin SH 6 

Heide L.Davis SH 2 

Walter L. Parr, Jr SH 7 

Benjamin Santana-Ruiz PE SH 7 



Family Leave 
JoBeth Kee-Rees PM 



NO 



Deaconesses 

Carolina Labrada R AL 

Outreach Ministries, Southern University Elsie Cyrus BR 

Community Ministries, Baton Rouge Hallique L. Dawson BR 

Juanita L. Ivie R NO 



Transferred Out 

Nathan E. Firman PD Central Texas 

Mary Beth Foye FD Oklahoma 

Carol Diane Sparks PE North Texas 



June 1, 2007 
June 1,2007 
June 1,2007 



Transferred In 

Augustus M. Allen FE Mississippi June 1, 2007 

Virginia Phillips Allen PE Mississippi June 1, 2007 

Bennie Ray Kirk PE Mississippi June 1, 2007 



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CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the 4 th day of June, 2007, 1 

ordained under the election of the Louisiana Annual Conference, South Central 

Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church 

AS ELDERS IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 




Standing Left to right: Cory L. Sparks, James B. Moore, Katherine G. Howell, 
Maximilian O. Zehner 
I Seated Left to right: Lysbeth B. Cockrell, Heather H. Leyland, 
Beverly A. Connelly 



Bishop William W. Hutchinson 

The Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church 



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CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION I 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the 4 th day of June, 2007, Ii 

ordained under the election of the Louisiana Annual Conference, South Central 

Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church 

AS DEACON IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 




Cathy J. Arends 



Bishop William W. Hutchinson 

The Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church 



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CERTIFICATE OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the 4 th day of June, 2007, 1 

received under the election of the Louisiana Annual Conference, South Central 

Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church 

AS ASSOCIATE MEMBER IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 




Clinton P. Lovell, Sr. 



Bishop William W. Hutchinson 

The Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church 



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CERTIFICATE OF COMMISSIONING | 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the 4 th day of June, 2007, 1 

commissioned under the election of the Louisiana Annual Conference, South Central 

Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church 

AS PROBATIONARY ELDERS IN THE UNITED METHODIST 

CHURCH 




Standing left to right: Steven D. Berger, Jeremy S. Jones, John R. Black, 
Matthew B. Rawle, Steven W. Fowler, Clifton C. 
Conrad, Sr., Gerald R. Crise 

Seated left to right: Daniel M. Hixon, LeKisha L. Reed, LaMarylis S. Cotten, 

Kathryn L. McKay, Kathy C. Fitzhugh, Eugene J.A. Hebert 

Bishop William W. Hutchinson 

The Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 209 



CERTIFICATE OF COMMISSIONING 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the 4 th day of June, 2007, 1 

commissioned under the election of the Louisiana Annual Conference, South Central 

Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church 

AS PROBATIONARY DEACONS IN THE UNITED METHODIST 

CHURCH 




Left to Right: Carol A. Civils, Coney L. DeHart, Rita M. Chiasson 



Bishop William W. Hutchinson 
r| The Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church 

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IX. PASTORAL RECORDS 



| These records have been compiled by the Conference Board of Pensions, and they have made every 
ieffort to make them as accurate as possible. Explanation of Abbreviations: RM = Retired Member; 
f RAM = Retired Associate Member; RLP = Retired Local Pastor; LOA = Leave of Absence; IncL = 
\ Incapacity Leave; FamL = Family Leave; FE = Full Member; PM-PE-PD = Probationary Member; AM 
= Associate Member; FD = Deacon in Full Connection and FTLP = Full Time Local Pastor. 



Name 



Rel. Conf. 



Pro. F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1955 
1987 
1990 
1999 
1977 
2006 



Adams, James L RM TN 

Adams, W. Scott FE LA 

Akin, Frank B RM LA 

Alexander, Kem F FD LA 

Allen, Augustus M FE MS 

Allen, Virginia P PE MS 

Alston, Ellen R FE L.Rock 1988 

Andress, Will K FTLP LA 

Andrews, Christopher H. ...FE LA 1970 

Anglim, Shawn M FE LA 2001 

Arends, Cathy J FD LA 2004 

Asbury, Lou Ann FE L.Rock 1988 

Aucoin, Byron J FTLP LA 

August, Terrance S FE LA 1975 

August, Wilbert C RM LA 1948 

Avant, Nathan T., Jr RAM LA 

Averett, Clyde W RM LA 

Avery, Donald R FE SN Eng 1969 

Awotwi, Joseph D FE LA 1997 

Babin, Harold B RLP LA 

Babington, Thomas M., Ill .RM LA 1957 

Bailes, Homer V RAM LA 

Baker, Arthur M RM LA 1951 

Baker, Douglas M FE TX 1989 

Baker, Walter L RM LA 1955 

Bakewell, Alfred, III FE LA 1985 

I Bares, Weldon C FE LA 1978 

Baringer, John F RM LA 1961 

Barrett, James W., Jr FE LA 1997 

Bates, Patricia T PD LA 2006 

Bazer, Judith D AM LA 

Beck, Jonathan W FE VA 1994 

Beeler, Thomas C FTLP LA 

Bell, Burnell RLP LA 

Benge, Mark B., Sr FE LA 1980 

Bengtson, Robert W RM LA 1950 

Bentley, Diane L PE LA 2006 

Berger, Steven D PE LA 2007 

Bergeron, Tommy R., Sr. ..RM LA 1961 

Bethley, Ramonalynn FE LA 

Bevill, Lillard R RM LA 1961 

Billings, C. David LOA LA 1979 



1955 1959 1958 
1987 1989 
1990 1993 



1959 
1989 
1993 
1999 

1979 1977 1979 2007 

2007 

1992 1988 1992 1991 

1974 1970 1974 

2004 2004 

2007 2007 

1991 1988 1991 1994 



1989 



2005 



2006 



1978 
1951 



1975 
1951 
1986 



1978 
1954 



1985 
1987 

1970 1951 1969 1993 

1972 1969 1972 1971 

2001 2001 

1971 2005 

1961 1957 1961 1999 

1971 1990 

1955 1953 1955 1989 

1992 1989 1992 2002 

1958 1955 1958 1998 

1988 1985 1988 

1981 1978 1981 

1964 1961 1964 1976 

2000 2000 

2000 

1996 1994 1996 1998 



1984 1980 1984 
1952 1952 1953 



1963 1961 1963 

2001 1996 

1963 1961 1963 

1986 1979 1986 



2007 
1997 

2001 
1998 



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Name Rel. 

Black, John R PE 

Blair, Burton F FE 

Blakely, William C RM 

Blakeman, H. Warren RM 

Blanchard, Chris A FE 

Blankenbaker, Louis G RM 

Blount, Henry C, Jr RM 

Blue, Ellen J FE 

Boggs, Leon A FE 

Boudreaux, Irvin J FE 

Bowdon, J. Henry, Jr RM 

Bowman, Kenneth R FE 

Boyd, T. Edward, Jr FE 

Boyett, Richard Michael.... LOA 

Braden, M. John RM 

Branch, Dale E FE 

Branton, L. Ray RM 

Bray, Mark A FE 

Brazzel, Debra K LOA 

Breaux, Consuella F FD 

Brent, Wilson H RM 

Bricker, David L FTLP 

Brown, Arnold V FE 

Brown, Bruce L., Sr PE 

Brown, Joe, Jr RLP 

Brown, Lance E IncL 

Brown, Margaret L RLP 

Bulhof, Angela C FE 

Bullard, Lyndle R FE 

Bullock, Scott T FE 

Burgess, Robert L FE 

Burleigh, Elaine M PE 

Cady, M.C RM 

Cain, Douglas L FE 

Calvin, George W.C., Sr. ...RM 

Campbell, Alonzo J FE 

Cannon, John A FE 

Caraway, James J RM 

Caraway, Steven W FE 

Caraway, Stone W RM 

Carlson, Cathy S FE 

Carlton, David C FTLP 

Carpenter, Aaron J., Jr FTLP 

Carroll, Kenneth M FE 

Carroll, P. Curtis, Jr FTLP 

Carroll, Paul C, Sr RM 

Carruth, Angus L RM 

Carter, Paul W RM 

Carter, Robert C RM 

Carter, Robert E RM 

Cavalier, Janet C FD 



Conf. Pro. 

LA 2007 

MS 1968 

LA 1956 

LA 1956 

LA 1994 

LA 1971 

MS 1953 

LA 1994 

LA 1981 

LA 2003 

LA 1950 

LA 1985 

LA 1978 

TX 1997 

IA 1964 

LA 1986 

LA 1955 

LA 1993 

LA 1985 

LA 

MS 1961 

LA 

LA 1988 

LA 2005 

LA 

LA 1993 

LA 

C.PA 1999 

LA 1991 

LA 1988 

LA 1970 

LA 2005 

LA 1952 

LA 1974 

LA 1963 

LA 1973 

LA 2002 

LA 1949 

LA 1972 

LA 1955 

LA 1976 

LA 

LA 

LA 1974 

LA 

LA 1959 

LA 1949 

VA 1965 

S.GA 1938 

LA 1958 

LA 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1970 1968 1970 1974 

1959 1957 1959 1999 

1959 1958 1959 1999 

1997 1994 1997 

1974 1971 1974 1999 
1955 1953 1955 1953 1992 
1997 1994 1997 

1985 1981 1985 

2006 1979 

1954 1950 1954 1992 

1988 1985 1988 
1981 1973 1981 

1999 1999 1997 

1966 1964 1966 1977 1992 

1990 1986 1990 

1959 1955 1959 1998 

1995 1993 1995 

1989 1985 1989 
1999 1999 

1963 1961 1963 1986 1992 

1990 1988 1990 

1974 1998 

1993 

2001 

2006 2006 2003 

1994 1991 1994 

1992 1988 1992 

1973 1970 1973 

1955 1953 1955 1996 
1977 1974 1977 

1965 1963 1965 2003 

1976 1973 1976 

2005 2005 

1951 1950 1951 1991 

1975 1972 1975 

1958 1955 1958 1998 

1979 1976 1979 



1978 1974 1978 

1961 1960 1961 1996 

1952 1952 1953 1990 

1967 1959 1961 1966 1993 

1941 1941 1942 1949 1979 

1960 1954 1956 1984 

2003 2003 



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Name Rel. 

i Chambers, Curtis A RM 

Chiasson, Rita M PD 

I Chigumira, Eunice PE 

Chigumira, Simon PE 

Childs, Howard B RM 

(Church, Percell, Sr RAM 

Civils, Carol A PD 

Clark, Davis W FE 

Cloud, R. Michael FD 

Clunan, Russell S FTLP 

Cockburn, Richard L FE 

Cockrell, Lysbeth B FE 

Coker, John C, Sr RM 

Comer, James F RM 

Connelly, Beverly A PE 

Connelly, Joey Darnell FE 

Conner, Jeffery D LOA 

Conner, Rebecca D FE 

Conrad, Clifton C, Sr PE 

Corie, Finas P RAM 

Corley, J. David RM 

Corrigan, Michael D RLP 

Corrigan, Retha V RLP 

Cosentino, Charles R IncL 

Cosentino, Wanda S FTLP 

Cotten, LaMarylis PE 

Cotton- Winn, Carole FE 

Cottrill, Donald C FE 

Crammer, Heaton B RM 

Crawford, Carol Winn FE 

Crews, Charles W FE 

Crews, Pamela G FD 

Crise, Gerald R PE 

Crofoot, Raymond M RM 

Crosby, Mark E AM 

Crosby, Thomas O., Jr RM 

Cunningham, George B RM 

Cushenberry, Elenora M PE 

Daniels, Nathan, Jr RM 

Dauphin, Bryan S LOA 

Dauphin, Ronald D FE 

Davis, Abraham E RM 

Davis, Gregory R FE 

Davis, Heidi E LOA 

Davis, M. Janet PD 

Davis, Paul D RM 

Day, R.Pat FE 

Dear, Willis W RM 

Debo, Hubert F FD 

de Graffenried, Douglas FE 

DeHart, Coney L PD 



Conf. Pro. 

OHE 

LA 2007 

LA 2005 

LA 2005 

L.Rock 1954 

LA 

LA 2007 

LA 1998 

LA 

LA 

LA 1998 

LA 2004 

LA 1965 

N.MS 1976 

LA 2004 

LA 1995 

LA 1989 

LA 1990 

LA 2007 

LA 

LA 1959 

LA 

LA 

LA 

LA 

LA 2007 

LA 1970 

TN 1969 

LA 1940 

LA 1976 

LA 1992 

LA 

LA 2007 

LA 1961 

LA 

MS 1951 

LA 1960 

LA 2004 

LA 1967 

LA 1988 

LA 1980 

LA 1958 

LA 1987 

LA 1983 

LA 2006 

N.AR 1952 

TX 1973 

LA 1966 

LA 

LA 1984 

LA 2007 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1954 



1954 1986 



1990 



1957 1956 1957 1980 1994 
1988 1999 

2001 2001 
1997 1997 



2001 2001 

2007 2007 

1967 1965 1967 

1978 1967 1978 

2007 2007 

1999 1995 

1994 1994 

1999 1990 

1950 1951 

1963 1961 1963 



1981 



2005 
1996 



1983 
1989 
2003 
2000 



1972 1970 1972 

1972 1969 1972 1971 

1944 1944 1961 

1979 1976 1979 

1994 1994 

2001 2001 

1964 1952 1954 
1995 

1953 1951 1953 1956 

1962 1960 1962 

1969 1967 1969 
1992 1988 1992 
1986 1980 1986 
1961 1959 1961 
1989 1987 1989 

1988 1983 1988 

1956 1952 1956 1988 

1976 1973 1976 1993 

1970 1966 1970 
1998 1998 

1989 1984 



1981 



1990 

1991 
1998 

1999 



2005 



1995 



2007 



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Name Rel. 

Deich, Robert Lee FE 

DeLaureal, Shannon C PE 

Deschner, John G FE 

DeWitt, David R FE 

Dietzel, David B FE 

Dike, Gregor A LOA 

Dilworth, J. Edwin FE 

Dolph, Thomas E FE 

Donakey, Joseph M FE 

Douglas, Andrew J RM 

Drash, Deborah L LOA 

Duerson, George A RM 

Duke, Barbara S FE 

Duke, C. Jeffrey FE 

Dunbar, Thomas A FE 

Dunbar, Walton C FE 

Durbin, Andrew D PE 

Durbin, Paul G RM 

Eaves, Betsy B FTLP 

Eden, B. Lance PE 

Eden, Curtiss D RM 

Edwards, Conrad P RM 

Edwards, Hadley R FE 

Edwards, Oakley E RM 

Einsel, Alan D FE 

Einsel, Barbara Cain FD 

Ellzey, Howard D RM 

Eubanks, Wm. I RM 

Evans, A. Wayne FE 

Evans, James O RM 

Evans, T. Nichols, Jr IncL 

Ezell, M. Douglas RM 

Fairley, J. Vernon RM 

Fant, E. Benjamin RM 

Faurie, Gene M FTLP 

Ferguson, Susan M PE 

Feske, Millicent C FE 

Feurtado, Rhonda E FE 

Fife, Stephen N PE 

Finnell, M. Eugene FE 

Fisher, Kenneth M FE 

Fitzhugh, Kathy C PE 

Fleming, Stephen C FE 

Floyd, Chas. L., Jr FE 

Fogle, Joseph E RM 

Ford, Ross C, Jr FTLP 

Ford, W.Ralph FE 

Foreman, Jean M FE 

Foreman, Peggy B FE 

Forman, Brady B RM 

Fortuna, David F FE 



Conf. Pro. 

N.AL 1986 

LA 2005 

LA 1992 

LA 1985 

LA 1987 

NC.NY 1985 

LA 1966 

LA 1986 

LA 2001 

LA 1971 

LA 1982 

NYE 1959 

LA 1982 

LA 1979 

TX 1971 

NM 1974 

LA 2006 

LA 1959 

LA 

LA 2005 

LA 1993 

LA 1955 

NW. TX.... 

LA 1954 

KSW 1968 

LA 

MS 1953 

LA 1957 

LA 1973 

LA 1956 

N.AR 1970 

LA 1987 

LA 1959 

FL 1957 

LA 

LA 2006 

LA 1979 

LA 1992 

LA 2006 

LA 1971 

LA 1971 

LA 2007 

LA 1976 

LA 1971 

LA 1960 

LA 

LA 1993 

LA 2003 

LA 2002 

LA 1951 

LA 1983 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1988 1986 1988 1986 

1996 1992 1996 

1990 1985 1990 

1989 1987 1989 

1987 1985 1987 1996 

1974 1966 1974 

1990 1986 1990 
2005 1989 2005 
1979 1971 1979 
1985 1982 1985 

1962 1959 1962 1959 

1984 1982 1984 

1983 1979 1983 

1974 1971 1974 2003 

1976 1974 1976 2001 

1962 1960 1962 



1998 



2000 



2006 



2001 



1998 1993 1998 2007 

1958 1955 1958 1996 

1997 

1956 1954 1954 1984 

1970 1968 1970 1976 

1997 1997 

1956 1953 1956 1956 1994 

1962 1957 1962 2000 

1980 1973 1980 

1959 1956 1959 1988 
1973 1970 1973 1990 

1990 1987 2007 

1962 1961 1962 1999 

1961 1957 1961 1984 1998 



1981 1979 1981 
1994 1992 1994 



1974 1971 1974 

1974 1971 1974 

1980 1976 1980 

1974 1971 1974 

1962 1960 1962 

1995 1993 

2006 2006 

2005 2005 

1953 1952 1953 

1986 1983 1986 



1990 



1992 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 21 5 



Name 



Rel. 



Conf. Pro. 

LA 

LA 

LA 2007 

N.IL 1964 

LA 

LA 

Memphis... 1981 

LA 1951 

LA 1962 

LA 

LA 1953 

LA 1988 

LA 

LA 

LA 

LA 1969 

LA 1990 

LA 1994 

LA 1997 

LA 

LA 1997 

LA 1968 

LA 1987 

LA 1962 

LA 2004 

LA 

LA 

LA 

LA 1961 

LA 1952 

LA 

LA 1994 

LA 1996 

LA 1997 

LA 1977 

LA 

FL 

LA 1963 

TX 1995 

LA 1980 

LA 

LA 1993 

LA 1988 

LA 2007 

LA 1968 

LA 1970 

N.MS 1977 

LA 

LA 

LA 1986 

Memphis... 1974 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



Foster, Carolyn O FD 

Foster, William F FTLP 

Fowler, Steven W PE 

Franklin, McKinley I RM 

Fraser, Fred M RAM 

Frazier, Percy M RAM 

Freeland, Ted D FE 

Friedrich, Roland K RM 

Fuller, Clarence G., Jr RM 

Gaines, Lawrence P FTLP 

Galatas, Robert I RM 

Garcia, Jose FE 

Genger, Ross W FTLP 

Gentry, R. Donald RLP 

Gilliam, W. Craig FE 

Ginn, DeWittM RM 

Gleason, Daniel P FE 

Goff, E. Andrew FE 

Goins, Mark J FE 

Gore, Bryant E RLP 

Graber, Cindy McManus ....FE 

Graham, James A FE 

Graham, Kenneth M., Jr. ...FE 

Griffin, Bertrand RM 

Guo, Joseph Z PE 

Guth, Robert E., Jr FTLP 

Guy, E. Rand .....RLP 

Hagan, Linda M RLP 

Hall, Donald J RM 

Hall, William T, Jr RM 

Hamilton, Barbara M RD 

Hamilton, Henry M., Jr FE 

Hamilton, Joseph Evan FE 

Hammett, Michael L FE 

Hammond, Ester L RM 

Hankins, John G AM 

Harper, John E..... FD 

Harrington, H.A., Jr RM 

Harris, Frank S., Ill FE 

Hatfield, Kibbie E FE 

Hayes, Robert D RLP 

Haynes, James F FE 

Head, Michael T FE 

Hebert, Eugene J. A PE 

Henderson, Freddie C FE 

Henry, Willie L FE 

Hensarling, K. Dale FE 

Hewitt, Pattye D FTLP 

Hickman, Regina B AM 

Higginbotham, J.M., Jr FE 

Hilbun, Jerry G FE 



1998 1998 



1967 1964 1967 1985 

1993 

1992 

1985 1981 1985 1989 

1953 1953 1955 

1964 1962 1964 

1957 1954 1957 

1993 1988 1993 



2004 1996 

1971 1969 1971 

1994 1990 1994 

1996 1994 1996 

2000 2000 

2003 2003 

1971 1968 1971 

1991 1987 1991 

1964 1962 1964 



1963 1961 1963 

1953 1952 1954 

1998 1998 

1998 1994 1998 
2000 1996 2000 
2000 1987 1987 

1981 1977 1981 
1995 

1997 1997 2004 

1967 1963 1967 

1999 1995 1999 1997 

1982 1980 1982 

1996 1993 1996 

1992 1988 1992 

1970 1968 1970 

1973 1970 1973 

1982 1977 1982 1986 

2001 

1990 1986 

1976 1972 1976 1982 



2006 



1996 
2004 
2002 

1991 
1996 

1994 



2001 
2000 

1993 

1998 



1998 
2007 
1991 
1972 
2007 



1993 



2005 



2007 
2006 



21 6 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



Name Rel. 

Hillard, Clarence L RM 

Hills, Derrick D FE 

Hingle, Norwood N., Ill ....FE 

Hixon, Daniel M PE 

Hodges, A. Swindell, Jr FE 

Hoekstra, Barry FE 

Hogstrom, Janet D FD 

Hollis, Robert E FE 

Holloway, Jan C FE 

Holmes, Jackie, Jr AM 

Holt, M.Ray RM 

Hood, Boyd RAM 

Hooton, C. Frances FE 

Hooton, Richard C FE 

Hoover, Joe A FE 

Home, Newton M., Jr AM 

Hornsby, Shawn T FTLP 

Horton, J. Ryan, Jr FE 

House, Edwin H., Jr RM 

Howe, Thomas L., Jr FE 

Howell, Katherine G FE 

Howington, L. Wayne AM 

Huber, Sandra B RM 

Hudson, Howard L., Jr RM 

Huertas, Juan C PE 

Hughes, Barry E FE 

Humphreys, James H RM 

Humphries, Richard H FE 

Hunter, Joe E RLP 

Hurst, Andy R FE 

Irby, Kenneth W FE 

Irving, Sidney E IncL 

Jenkins, Erica R FE 

Johns, John R RM 

Johnson, Bernadine FD 

Johnson, E. Carroll FTLP 

Johnson, Jerry L IncL 

Jones, Frank M RM 

Jones, James W RM 

Jones, Jeremy S PE 

Jones, Kenneth R RM 

Jones, William L., Sr FE 

Joseph, Linda A FD 

Kee-Rees, Josephine E FamL 

Kelly, Steven R FE 

Kennedy, Maria J FE 

King, Jacqueline E.C PE 

King, Jonathan S FE 

Kirk, Bennie R PE 

Klaus, Karl S FE 

Koelemay, John B RM 



Conf. Pro. 

LA 1977 

LA 1996 

LA 1995 

LA 2007 

LA 1971 

LA 1991 

TX 

L.Rock 1989 

LA 1999 

MS 

M.Phil 1959 

LA 1977 

LA 1993 

LA 1994 

FL 1972 

LA 

LA 

LA 1964 

LA 1958 

SW.TX 1981 

LA 2004 

LA 

LA 1990 

LA 1951 

LA 2005 

LA 1991 

S.GA 1961 

LA 1984 

LA 

NW.TX 1985 

LA 1985 

LA 1972 

LA 1995 

LA 1960 

LA 

LA 

LA 2004 

LA 1962 

LA 1963 

LA 2007 

N.GA 1958 

LA 1967 

LA 2003 

LA 1995 

LA 1984 

LA 1987 

LA 2006 

LA 2001 

MS 2007 

N.TX 1982 

SW.TX 1940 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1979 1968 1979 
1999 1996 1999 
1997 1995 1997 



2003 



1975 1971 
1994 1991 



1975 
1994 



2005 
1994 



1991 1989 1991 

2002 2002 

1995 1999 

1961 1959 1961 1973 
1977 

1996 1993 1996 

1996 1994 1996 

1975 1972 1975 1975 
2000 

1967 1964 1967 

1962 1960 1962 

1984 1981 1984 1982 

2007 2007 

1995 

1993 1990 1993 

1954 1951 1955 



1996 
1984 



1994 1991 
1963 1961 
1987 1984 



1994 

1963 1963 

1987 



1988 1988 2000 

1987 1985 1987 

1976 1972 1976 

2002 1995 2002 

1963 1960 1963 

2001 2001 



1968 1962 1968 
1965 1963 1965 

1962 1958 1962 1987 

1969 1967 1969 
2006 

1995 

1990 1984 1990 

1991 1987 1991 

2004 2004 

2007 

1987 1982 1987 1993 

1942 1942 1945 1942 



2006 
1991 



2005 
1997 



2002 
1996 

2000 



2001 
2000 

1998 






1981 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 21 7 



Name Rel. 

Langford, Charles R FE 

Lapuyade, Calvin O RM 

Lathan, Roger D FE 

Lavo, John H RAM 

Laws, Willie AM 

Lawson, Timothy E FE 

Lawton, Bobby L RM 

Lee, Chang Kyu ..RM 

Lee, John M RM 

Leidig, Raymond H., Jr RLP 

Leyland, Heather H FE 

Locascio, L. John FTLP 

Logan, J. Thomas FE 

Lord, Jon M FE 

Love, Terry A FE 

Lovell, Clinton P. Sr AM 

Lyons, D. Dale RM 

MacKenzie, Tracy L FE 

Maddin, J. Lawrence RM 

Malone, T. Lynn, Jr FE 

Mann, Gregory G LOA 

Marcussen, Helen P RM 

Martin, Mark R FE 

Mathis, Germaine T PE 

Maxwell, G. Larry, Sr FE 

Mayo, William F RM 

McClain,JoeW RM 

McConnell, M. Theresa ....FE 

McCullough, Victor T FE 

McCutcheon, William M. ...RM 

McDowell, Mary M PD 

McGee, Mollie A PE 

McGehee, Benjamin N FE 

McGuire, Douglas L RM 

McKay, Kathryn L PE 

McLain, William H FTLP 

McLaurin, Michael D FE 

McLemore, Cage M RM 

Means, Jerry A RM 

Meek, Richard R RM 

Meeks, Donald L FE 

Melville, David R., Jr FE 

Mercer, Amy K FD 

Mercer, W. Brian FTLP 

Miller, Daniel H FE 

Miller, Larry G FE 

Miller, Michael G FTLP 

Miller, Robert R RM 

Millet, Virginia D FE 

Milliron, Douglas E FE 

Milliron, Joshua D FE 



Conf. Pro. 

LA 1977 

LA 1959 

LA 1972 

LA 

LA 

LA 1974 

LA 1952 

WY 

LA 1966 

LA 

LA 2003 

LA 

LA 1978 

LA 1997 

LA 1993 

LA 

MS 1965 

LA 1989 

SW.TX 1966 

LA 1997 

LA 1996 

LA 1978 

LA 1977 

LA 2005 

L.Rock 1966 

LA 1945 

L.Rock 1961 

LA 1976 

KSW 

FL 1965 

LA 2006 

LA 2005 

LA 2003 

ME 1944 

LA 2007 

LA 

LA 1975 

LA 1984 

NC 1956 

LA 1958 

IL. G.R 

LA 2003 

LA 2000 

LA 

LA 1988 

LA 1977 

LA 

N.TX 1948 

LA 1993 

LA 1990 

LA 2000 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1980 1977 1980 

1961 1959 1961 

1975 1972 1975 

1986 

2003 

1978 1974 1978 

1955 1954 1955 

1968 1961 1963 



1985 



1995 



1996 



1992 
1998 
1995 
2002 



2007 



2007 



1980 1978 1980 

2000 1982 
1997 1993 1997 

2007 

1969 1965 1969 1974 1999 

1992 1989 1992 

1971 1966 1971 1974 2000 

2001 2001 

2002 1996 2002 

1982 1978 1982 1988 

1979 1977 1979 

1968 1966 1968 1970 

1947 1945 1947 1986 

1963 1961 1963 1967 2001 

1981 1976 1981 

1990 1990 1998 

1968 1965 1968 1967 1990 



2006 2006 

1947 1944 1944 1944 



1977 1975 

1989 1984 

1960 1956 

1962 1958 

2006 

2003 2003 

1994 1988 

1981 1977 

1950 1948 

1997 1993 
1997 
2003 



1977 

1989 1973 
1960 1956 
1962 

2005 
2006 



1994 
1981 



1985 



1996 
1984 
1992 



1950 
1997 
1982 
2003 



1949 



1985 



21 8 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



Name Rel. 

Milton, Wm. Spiller RM 

Mitchell, James W FE 

Mitchell, Marva L RLP 

Monk, Monica G FE 

Montegudo, Ellen B FE 

Montegudo, J. Sidney, Jr. ..IncL 

Moon, William A., Ill FE 

Moore, Darlene A FE 

Moore, James B FE 

Moore, Roy Bryan FE 

Morgan, Donald R RM 

Morgan, Eddie E., Jr RM 

Morgan, J. Penn FE 

Morgan, Jarrell R RLP 

Moses, Anice N PE 

Moss, Tony W FTLP 

Mouser, Roy E RM 

Murray, Barbara L FD 

Nash, Roy B RM 

Nelson, Judy E RM 

Neustifter, Timothy J FE 

Nichols, Randall K FE 

Nolan, William E RM 

Norman, Larry D FE 

Norris, Leslie P RM 

Northen, Elizabeth M FE 

Norton, Kenneth D FE 

O'Bannon, M. Quinn FE 

O'Dell, Larry D FE 

O'Dell, M. Jack FE 

Oliver, Erin J FE 

Oliver, Lamar C FE 

Olmsted, Lewis L RM 

Orphe, Martha M FE 

Owens, Jimmy L., Jr PE 

Owens, Raymon L., Jr PE 

Parker, Walter L., Jr FE 

Parr, Walter L., Jr LOA 

Patton, Isaac A., Jr RM 

Peel, L. Alton, Sr RLP 

Peeples, William D RM 

Pennington, Franklin R PE 

Peterson, Robert W RAM 

Petty, Benjamin A RM 

Peyton, Owen H., Sr AM 

Peyton, Robert L RM 

Phelps, Jack D RM 

Player, Oscar E AM 

Poole, Franklin P RM 

Poole, James M RM 

Porter, Steven J FE 



Conf. Pro. 

L.Rock 1962 

LA 1982 

LA 

LA 1997 

LA 1993 

LA 

LA 1989 

LA 1991 

LA 2003 

LA 1996 

LA 1977 

TX 1959 

LA 1969 

LA 

LA 2005 

LA 

N.TX 1946 

LA 

OHW 1963 

LA 1983 

NM 

LA 1974 

LA 1954 

N.MS 1975 

LA 1962 

LA 1997 

LA 1963 

LA 1999 

LA 1975 

LA 1979 

LA 2003 

LA 2002 

LA 1978 

W.PA 

LA 2005 

LA 2005 

LA 1992 

SW.TX 1968 

LA 1951 

LA 

LA 1964 

LA 2006 

N.MX 

N.England. 1943 

LA 

MS 1943 

LA 1963 

LA 

LA 1958 

LA 1951 

LA 1984 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1967 1962 1967 1967 2005 

1986 1982 1986 

2002 

2006 2006 
1997 1993 1997 
1997 1997 

1993 1991 1993 

1993 1991 1993 

2007 2007 
1999 1996 

1981 1977 1981 2002 

1961 1959 1961 1977 1999 

1971 1969 1972 

1998 



1948 
2000 
1966 
1990 

1977 
1958 
1978 
1964 
2002 
2003 
2002 
1979 
1982 
2006 
2005 
1981 



1946 
2000 
1963 



1974 
1955 
1975 
1962 

1963 

1975 
1979 



1978 



1948 1948 

1966 1965 
1983 

2002 
1977 
1958 

1978 1983 
1964 
2002 
1966 
2002 
1979 
1982 
2006 
2005 
1981 

2006 



1987 

2002 
2008 



1995 
2001 



2001 



1996 1992 1996 

1972 1969 1972 1985 

1953 1952 1953 

1967 1964 1967 

1970 

1944 1945 
1999 

1945 1943 
1988 1963 

1987 
1963 1958 

1954 1952 
1987 1984 



1982 
1998 
2005 





1977 


1993 


1947 


1947 


1991 


1945 


1953 


1983 


1988 




1999 


1963 




1999 


1954 




1995 


1987 







2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 21 9 



Name Rel. 

Potter, Robert L RM 

Price, Wybra J., II FE 

Pritchard, Veronica K FTLP 

Putnam, Byron W FE 

Pyles, Jimmie D RM 

Ranero, Antonio E FTLP 

Ramsey, W. Dwight FE 

Rawle, Matthew B PE 

Ray, James E., Sr FTLP 

Raymond, Fulton A., Sr RAM 

Reagan, Wesley C RM 

Reed, Lekisha L PE 

Reed, Kenneth R RM 

Reeves, Samuel D RM 

Reid, James W AM 

Rhoads, Carl E., Ill FE 

Richardson, C. Gerald RM 

Richardson, Carol R FTLP 

Rives, E. Eugene, Jr FE 

Roberts, Christine A FD 

Robertson, Larry D RM 

Robertson, Minns S RM 

Robinson, Ira M RM 

Roper, Charles B RM 

Ross, R.Don FE 

Rountree, Joseph L RAM 

Rowell, William A., Jr IncL 

Rowland, Robert G FE 

Roy, Pamela F AM 

Sabin, Paul E FE 

Sanfiel, MartaL RM 

Santana-Ruiz, Benjamin LOA 

Schaub, James R RM 

Scott, Charles E RM 

Scott, Ernest E AM 

Scott, Lloyd E RLP 

Scott- Welch, J. Richard RM 

Sewell, John H., Jr FE 

Shamlin, Brunetta A FD 

Shea, Flint E FE 

Sheehan, David J FE 

Sheffield, William N., III....PE 

Shema, Judith A FE 

Shepherd, Linda K RLP 

Sherer, Carol RD 

Sherman, M. Stuart FE 

Shirley, Fred O RM 

Shoup, Sarah W PD 

Simmons, W. Odell RM 

Singletary, Paul C, Sr RAM 

Skinner, James C RM 



Conf. Pro. 

LA 1954 

LA 1991 

LA 

TX 1988 

LA 1969 

LA 

SW.TX 1971 

LA 2007 

LA 

LA 

La 1987 

LA 2007 

C.TX 1952 

LA 1985 

LA 

Memphis... 1966 

LA 1978 

LA 

LA 2001 

LA 2002 

LA 1959 

LA 1936 

LA 1956 

LA 1983 

LA 1976 

LA 

LA 1967 

LA 1972 

LA 

MS 1964 

LA 1984 

NY 

LA 1983 

LA 1959 

LA 

LA 

LA 1974 

LA 1974 

LA 

LA 1995 

LA 1992 

LA 2005 

LA 1997 

LA 

LA 

LA 1986 

N.GA 1951 

LA 2005 

LA 1963 

LA 

C.TX 1952 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



1958 1954 1958 
1995 1991 199 



1999 



1990 1988 1990 1994 

1971 1969 1971 2002 



1972 1971 1972 1974 



1990 

1989 1989 

1955 1953 1955 1972 

1992 1985 

2003 

1968 1966 1968 1976 

1982 1978 1982 

2004 2004 

2005 2005 

1961 1959 1961 

1938 1938 1940 

1958 1956 1958 

1987 1983 

1977 1976 1979 

1973 

1972 1967 1972 

1975 1972 1975 

2001 

1967 1964 1967 1995 

1986 1960 1986 

1994 

1984 1967 

1998 1959 1962 

1995 

1980 1974 1980 

1977 1974 1977 

1998 1998 

1999 1995 1999 
1995 1992 1995 



2006 



1994 
2001 

1998 
2005 



2007 



1997 
1983 
1992 
2002 

2004 



2000 

2004 
1999 

2001 
2005 



2000 



2000 



1998 1998 

1991 1986 1991 

1953 1953 1954 



1954 



1965 1963 1965 

1974 
1954 1952 1954 1954 



2004 
2007 

1988 

2001 
1993 
1995 



220 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



Name 



Rel. Conf. Pro. 



F.C. Deac. Eld, 



Trans. Ret. J 


flame 


2006 j 


VininE 


1994 


lining 


1987 


1 Volen 




f* 




Wafei 


1993 


fate 


1992 


fit 


1994 


falls 




WaiT 


2005 


Ian 


1993 


U 



Smith, Elaine C FD LA 2000 

Smith, Gordon L., Sr RAM LA 1987 

Smith, H. Austin RAM LA 

Smith, S. Kemper FE LA 1984 

Smith, Timothy M FE LA 1991 

Snelling, Clarence H., Jr. ...RM LA 1947 

Solomon, Joe D RAM LA 

Southall, Obie J RLP LA 

Sparks, Cory L PE LA 2004 

Spencer, Juliet Deschner FE LA 1989 

Spiller, Ray R RM LA 1964 

Spitzkeit, James W RM LA 1946 

Spurlock, Steven M FE LA 1977 

Stafford, R. Larry FE LA 1970 

Stagg, Truman P FTLP LA 

Standley, Theo S RM N.MS 1973 

Stephens, Harrell E FE NW.TX 1980 

Stephens, Leslie G FE LA 2003 

Stephens, Ulysse RAM LA 

Stiltner, Richard T RM L. Rock 1991 

Stinson, Van A FE E.OH 1996 

Stokes, William M., Jr RM MS 1949 

Stone, Henry R FE NW.TX 1999 

Strawbridge, Bill E FTLP LA 

Strickland, W. Mark FE LA 1992 

Stringfield, Mickey D FE LA 1971 

Sutton, C. Ann AM LA 

Tate, DarrylA FE LA 

Taylor, J. Roddy FE LA 1971 

Taylor, Robert E RM LA 1952 

Taylor, Wayne G FE NC 1977 

Taylor, William C FE LA 1977 

Teeter, Richard O FE LA 1986 

Tellifero, Jon E FE LA 1989 

Templeton, Roger H FE LA 1992 

Thomas, Christan L FTLP LA 

Thomas, Edward R RM NES 1945 

Thomas, George L RM LA 1960 

Tippin, Oscar, Jr RLP LA 

Tohline, Daniel W RM LA 1951 

Tosso, Emile E., Ill FTLP LA 

Townsend, Robert E FE LA 1969 

Trammell-Kelly, Jayne FE LA 1984 

Tran, Tuyet FTLP LA 

Trickett, David G FE LA 1972 

Trousdale, Ann M PD LA 2005 

Turnbull, Lisa L FE LA 1996 

Tu'uta, H. Elizabeth Love ..FE LA 2000 

Tu'uta, Sione FE LA 2002 

Van Horn, Gary L RM LA 1969 

Varnado, Ray L PE LA 2006 



2003 


2003 
1987 
1978 




1989 




1989 


1993 


1991 


1993 


1949 


1948 

1977 


1949 


2007 




2007 


1995 


1989 


1995 


1968 


1964 


1968 


1948 


1946 


1948 


1980 


1973 


1980 


1975 


1970 


1975 



1975 1973 1975 1975 

1984 1980 1984 1996 

2006 2006 

1995 

1993 1993 1991 

2001 1996 2001 2000 

1951 1950 1951 1957 

2006 2006 2002 

1995 1992 
1973 1971 1973 

2001 

2000 1992 2000 

1975 1971 1975 

1955 1953 1955 

1984 1978 1984 1982 

1985 1977 1985 
1991 1986 1991 
1991 1989 1991 

1996 1992 1996 



1999 



2003 
1999 

1988 



1996 



1947 


1946 


1947 


1948 


1982 


1971 


1960 


1971 




1999 
1998 


1960 


1952 


1960 




1992 


1972 


1969 


1972 






1988 


1984 


1988 







1981 1972 1981 

2001 1996 2001 

2003 2003 

2005 2005 

1971 1969 1971 



2002 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 221 



Name 



Rel. 



Conf. 



Pro. 



F.C. Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 



Vining, John L FE 

Vining, Kirby A RM 

Volentine, Carolyn B FE 

Wade, LelandD RM 

Wafer, Kathy S FTLP 

Walker, M. Roily RM 

Walker, Samuel W., Sr RM 

Wallace, Jefferson C RM 

Warren, B. Ramon RM 

Warren, Hulen C, Jr FE 

Warren, Lusinda M FD 

Watson, Grayson B RM 

Webb, Donald A RM 

Weber, Robert Alan FE 

Weber, Theodore R RM 

Welch, Carlos A RM 

Whitton, Brady S FE 

Wideman, Fred B FE 

Wilkinson, Donald L FE 

Williams, Deborah B PE 

Williams, Inez D FD 

Williams, John N FE 

Williams, Karen D LOA 

Williams, Marie P FE 

Williams, Randall C, Jr FTLP 

Willis, Gary D FE 

Willis, Ricky L FE 

Willis, Terry C RM 

Willis, William. H., Sr FE 

Willson, William A RM 

Wilson, James E RM 

Wilson, Joseph R., Sr FTLP 

Wilson, Thomas A RAM 

Wimberly, Lorris M LOA 

Windham, Joe H RLP 

Winn, John M., Jr RM 

Wofford, Nancy E FE 

Wood, Karl D RM 

Woodland, J. Philip, Jr RM 

Wooten, Rodney D FE 

Wren, ReginaL FD 

Wright, Cliff C.,Jr FE 

Wright, Scott E FE 

Wright-Butler, Helena W. .RM 

Wyatt, Elizabeth RAM 

Yeich, S. Brian FE 

Young, Dawn B PD 

Youngblood, Gloria L FTLP 

Youngblood, William L RM 

Zehner. Maximilian O FE 



S.GA 1972 

LA 1953 

LA 1979 

NW.IN 1964 

LA 



LA 
LA 
LA 
LA 
LA 
LA 
LA 



1977 
1949 
1959 
1981 
1975 

1962 



W.OH 1961 

LA 1986 

LA 1947 

Delhijndia 1952 



LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 

FL 

LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
R.Mt 
KY... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
S.IN. 
LA... 
CME 
LA... 
MS- 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
LA... 
MS... 
LA... 



Zehner, Sharon D FD/FTLPLA 



2001 
1976 
2002 
2006 

1972 
1986 
1972 

1988 
1987 
1971 
1980 
1955 
1961 



1969 

1953 
2001 
1955 
1951 



1982 
1998 
1989 

1995 
2005 

1963 

2003 



1975 1972 1975 1979 

1955 1954 1956 

1983 1979 1983 

1968 1964 1968 1968 

1980 1977 1980 

1951 1951 1953 

1959 1959 1962 

1985 1981 

1979 1975 1979 

1997 1997 

1964 1962 1964 

1963 1961 1963 1977 

1989 1986 1989 

1950 1949 1950 

1953 1952 1953 1986 



2004 
1980 
2005 



1994 

2001 

2000 
1984 
1973 
1997 



2004 
1991 

1997 
1997 



1976 



2004 
1980 
2005 



2001 2001 

1976 1972 1976 

1989 1986 1989 

1976 1972 1976 1973 

1991 1988 1991 

1990 1987 1990 
1975 1969 1975 
1983 1980 1983 

1958 1958 1958 

1964 1961 1964 1969 

1968 

1972 1969 1972 

1955 1953 1955 

2004 2004 

1957 1955 1957 1985 

1955 1952 1955 

2000 2000 
1997 1997 

1982 1985 2005 

2001 2001 

1992 1989 1992 
2002 

1999 1995 1999 



1967 1963 1967 1992 
2007 2007 
2000 2000 



2003 

1986 
2000 

1996 

1996 
1998 

1994 
1997 



1998 
2007 



2005 



222 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

PERSONS IN EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

Salary and Other Compensation 



MINISTER 



CHARGE 



[ST. 


INCOME 


03 


$600 


03 


$106,000 


06 


$24,000 


02 


$83,033 


06 


$53,107 


05 


$21,700 


04 


$25,425 


05 


$83,033 


07 


$83,033 


03 


$59,200 


05 


$22,800 


03 


$46,000 


07 


$20,000 


06 


$60,575 


03 


$83,033 


03 


-0- 


03 


$48,000 


06 


$81,000 


03 


-0- 


07 


$95,000 


07 


$30,000 


04 


$55,235 


03 


$46,200 


03 


$20,150 


06 


$40,000 


01 


$40,603 


07 


$38,015 


06 


$31,559 


06 


$48,336 


01 


$41,200 


06 


$83,033 


01 


$40,718 


07 


$40,796 


06 


$26,500 


03 


$58,700 


03 


$63,000 


02 


$22,652 


04 


$83,033 


01 


$40,600 


04 


$50,070 


03 


$37,440 


07 


$72,500 



Arends, Cathy Joy 
Baker, Douglas M. 
Bakewell, Alfred C, III 
Bethley, Ramonalynn W. 
Blue, Ellen J. 

Breaux, Connie 
Bulhof, Angela C. 
Burgess, Robert L. 
Cain, Douglas L. 
Campbell, Alonzo J. 
Carlson, Cathy S. 
Civils, Carol A. 
Connelly, Beverly H. 
Cotton- Winn, Carole 
Cottrill, Donald C. 
Cyrus, Elsie 
Dauphin, Ronald D. 
Davis, M. Janet 
Dawson, Hallique L. 
Debo, Hubert F. 
DeHart, Coney L. 
DeWitt, David R. 
Dolph, Thomas E. 
Drash, Deborah L. 
Duke, Barbara S. 
Dunbar, Walton C. 
Eaves, Betsy B. 
Eden, Curtiss D. 
Feske, Millicent C. 
Fitzhugh, Kathy C. 
Ford, W. Ralph 
Garcia, Jose 

Gilliam, W. Craig 
Graber, Cindy M. 
Harper, John Edd 
Henderson, Freddie C. 
Higginbotham, John M. , 
Hilbun, Jerry G. 
Hixon, Daniel M. 
Hodges, A. Swindell, Jr. 
Hogstrom, Janet D. 
Hughes, Barry E. 



Paracletia, Inc. 
Marvin Assoc, Texas 
C.P.E., E. Jefferson Hospital, Metairie 
District Superintendent 

Assoc. Prof, of History of Ch. & Meth. Studies, 
Phillips Theological Sem., Tulsa, OK 
Wesley Foundation, Grambling 
Wesley Foundation, McNeese 
District Superintendent 
District Superintendent 
Dir.of Multicultural Ministries 
Exec. Director, Community Media, Inc. 
Speech-Lang. Pathologist, DynaVox Tech. 
Pool of Siloam, Counseling 
Director of Academies 
Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries 
Kids Hope USA/Ecumenical Faith 
Exec. Dir., Wesleyan Sr. Living Foundation 
Organizational Effectiveness, E. Jefferson Hospital 
Community Ministries 

Neonatal Nurse Pract./Sutton Children's NICU 
Theo. Studies Coord., Chr. Ldrshp Ctr., Centenary 
Chaplain, Memorial Hosp. 
Conference Youth Director 
Chaplain, Good Sheperd Hospice, Lakeland, FL 
McFarland Inst., Chaplain, W. Jefferson Hosp. 
Chaplain, Our Lady of Lourdes, Lafayette 
Chaplain, Dir., Chr. Leadership Ctr., Centenary 
Hospitality & Volunteer Coordinator 
Asst. Prof, of Theology, St. Joseph's Univ. 
Director Abbeville Recovery Station 
District Superintendent 
Chaplain, Tri-Cities Hospice & Couns. Ctr., 

Kennewick, WA 
Director, Center for Pastoral Effectiveness 
Chaplain, St. Luke's Episc. Hosp., Houston 
Coordinator of Ordained Ministry 
Director of Disaster Preparedness 
Jr. Wesley Foundation, Northwestern 
District Superintendent 
Wesley Foundation, U. of L, Lafayette 
Chaplain, Harris County Psych. Center 
Staff Chaplain, Our Lady of the Lake, B.R. 
Assoc. Dir. Of Internship, Perkins 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 223 



MINISTER 



CHARGE 



DIST. INCOME 



Johnson, Bernadine 
Jones, James W. 
Kennedy, Maria J. 
Lathan, Roger D. 
Laws, Willie 
Mathis, Germaine T. 
McCullough, Victor T. 
McDowell, Mary M. 

Meeks, Donald L. 
Mercer, Amy K. 
Miller, Daniel H. 
Miller, Larry G. 
Millet, Virginia D. 
Moss, Tony W. 
Nash, Roy B. 

Nelson, Judy E. 
Nichols, Randall K. 
Norman, Larry D. 
O'Bannon, M. Quinn 
Orphe, Martha M. 
Owens, Jimmy L. 
Reed, Kenneth R. 

Rhoads, Carl E. 

Roberts, Christine A. 
Sewell, John Howard 

Shema, Judith A. 
Stephens, H. E. 
Stiltner, Richard T. 
Stringfield, Mickey D. 

Tate, Darryl A. 
Taylor, Wayne G. 
Taylor, William C. 
Tosso, Emile E., Ill 
Trickett, David G. 
Trousdale, Ann M. 
Williams, Inez D. 
Willis, William H., Sr. 
Winn, John M., Jr. 
Wright, Scott E. 
Young, Dawn B. 

Zehner, Maximilian O. 



LA Attorney Disciplinary Board 

Chaplain, Dixon Correctional Institute 

Chap., Past. Counselor, M.D. Anderson Hosp. 

District Superintendent 

Wesley Foundation, Southern 

Southwest Texas 

Oklahoma 

Comm. Outreach Coord., Cancer Treatment Ctr., 

Christus Schumpert Health Sys., SH 
Wesley Foundation, L.S.U. 
Director, Recovery Ministries 
Chaplain, Houston Hospice, North Office 
District Superintendent 
Chap., Univ. of Alabama Hosp., Birmingham 
Site Manager, Recovery Ministries 
Belief-Focused Care & Healing, 

Springfield, IL 
Consultant 

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, Ex. Dir. 
Director of Volunteers in Mission 
U. S. Military 
Director Mission Zone 
North Carolina 
Senior Advisor/Consultant of LA 

United Methodist Foundation 
Executive Director, Administrative 

Services/Treasurer/Secretary 
Chaplain & Bereavement Coord., Highland Hospice 
Exec. Vice President, 

Victorious Christian Living 
Oxford College, Emory University 
Dir. Church Extension & Transformation 
Transformation Consultant 
Chaplain, Director of Christian Ed., 
Methodist Children's Home 
Exec. Director, Recovery Ministries 
Resource Manager 
Wesley Comm. Ctr., Atlanta, GA 
Wesley Foundation, SLU 
President & Prof. Of Ethics & Leadership, Iliff 
Assoc. Professor, Curriculum & Instr., LSU 
Hamilton Park, Assoc. , North Texas 
U.S. Air Force Reserves 
Mentor Emeritus 
Wesley Foundation, La Tech 
Prof., Bossier Parish Comm. Coll./Conf. Dir.of 

Christian Education 
Wesley Foundation, Tulane 



03 


$60,000 


03 


$36,233 


06 


$57,950 


01 


$83,033 


03 


$23,000 


06 


$45,043 


06 


$65,000 


07 


$50,000 


03 


$40,429 


03 


$51,500 


04 


$42,000 


03 


$83,033 


03 


$46,008 


04 


$35,000 


06 


$37,206 


03 


$65,000 


03 


$51,466 


03 


$54,200 


03 


$46,539 


06 


$70,558 


05 


$53,147 


03 


N/A 


03 


$83,033 


03 


$19,500 


03 


$24,000 


06 


$42,000 


03 


$59,436 


03 


$7,992 


05 


$37,200 


03 


$50,752 


06 


$47,200 


06 


$29,000 


03 


$19,777 


06 


$48,000 


03 


$64,000 


06 


$15,000 


03 


$93,625 


06 


-0- 


05 


$41,961 


07 


$80,000 


06 


$33,000 



224 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



CLERGY SERVING IN ARMED FORCES RESERVES 



Acadiana District 


Baton Rouge District 


New Orleans District 




None 


Frank S. Harris III, 


W. Scott Adams 




1 st Lt.-LA. Army 


Maj., U.S. Air Force Reserves 1 ^ 




Nat'l. Guard 


111 






Shreveport District 


I 


Alexandria District 


Lake Charles District 


Willie L. Henry, Gil 




Timothy J. Neustifter 


None 


Chaplain, VA Hospital, 




Major, Sr. Protestant Chaplain 




Shreveport 




LA Air National Guard 


Monroe District 

None 




» 



SEMINARY STUDENTS NOT UNDER 
APPOINTMENT IN LOUISIANA 



Acadiana District 

None 

Alexandria District 

Linda Clark - Garrett 

Brad Franklin - Drew 

Darrius Hills - Garrett 

Baton Rouge District 

Karlene Marie Crawford - Candler 

Alan Jordan - Perkins 

John Derek Reese - Asbury 

Susie Thomas - Drew 

Lake Charles District 

Megan Saucier Williams - Perkins 

Bruce Wilson - Garrett 



Monroe District 

Cathalyn Brewton - St. Paul 
John Kavanaugh, Jr. - Asbury 
Christopher McLain - Perkins 
Joseph Robideaux - Candler 
LaSheena Simmons - Perkins 
Mary Ann Stewart - Asbury 
Jared R. Williams - Perkins 
New Orleans District 
David Elmore - St. Paul 
Barbara J.C. Gibson - Perkins 
Daniel Lund, III - Duke 
Joseph Wilson - Asbury 
Shreveport District 
Todd Malarie - Candler 
Valerie Olson Robideaux - Candler 
Samantha Smith - Wesley 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 225 



X. Conference Structure and Rules 

CONFERENCE STRUCTURE 

ARTICLE I: ANNUAL CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIP 

The membership of the Annual Conference is described and set forth in H 32 of the Constitution of 
The United Methodist Church. 

A. ELECTION OF LAY MEMBERS OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Each Charge shall elect annually a lay member of the Annual Conference and one or more 
alternates. (2004 Book of Discipline TITI 32, 602.4) Each charge served by more than one clergy 
shall be entitled to as many lay members, as there are clergy members. 

B. ELECTION OF YOUNG ADULT MEMBERS 

1. Young Adult 

The young adult representative on the Conference Ministry Team shall serve as the 
"equivalent officer of the conference young adult organization" and shall be a member of 
the Annual Conference. (2004 Book of Discipline 1ffl 32, 602.4) 

2. College Student 

The Executive Committee of the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus 
Ministry shall elect a student who shall serve as "the chair of the annual conference college 
student organization" and shall be a member of the Annual Conference. (2004 Book of 
Discipline ffl| 32, 602.4) 

C. LAY AND CLERGY MEMBERS 

In accordance with The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, the membership of 
the Annual Conference shall be equally composed of clergy and laity. (2004 Book of Discipline 
DTI 32, 602.4) 

1 . Clergy Members 

The composition of clergy membership is prescribed in the Book of Discipline. (2004 Book 
of Discipline ffll 368, 602.1) Accordingly, the clergy membership shall consist of deacons 
and elders in full connection flffl 329, 334), probationary members (H 327), associate 
members, affiliate members (ffll 344.4, 586.4), and local pastors under full-time and part- 
time appointment to a pastoral charge (H 317). (See also 2004 Book of Discipline H 32 
B.ELECTION OF MEMBERS) 

Each clergy member of the Annual Conference shall be attached to one of the districts. 

2. Lay Members 

The composition of lay membership is prescribed in the Book of Discipline. (2004 Book of 
Discipline ffll 32, 602.4) Accordingly, the lay members of the Annual Conference include 
the following: 

a. A lay member, or the appropriate number of lay members, elected by each charge 

b. The Diaconal Ministers 

c. The active Deaconesses under Episcopal appointment within the Annual Conference 

d. Conference President, United Methodist Women 

e. Conference President, United Methodist Men 

f. Conference Lay Leader 

g. District Lay Leaders 

h. President or equivalent officer of the conference young adult organization 

i. President, Conference Council on Youth Ministry 

j. Chair of the Annual Conference college student organization 

k. Two young persons under twenty-five years of age from each district, elected by the 
District Ministry Team 
These persons shall be counted as members of the Annual Conference from the districts in which 
they reside. 

The Conference Committee on Credentials, in consultation with the District Superintendents, shall 
determine the number of clergy members in each district, and shall determine the number of 
laypersons in each district who are members by virtue of their office. The Conference Committee on 
Credentials shall then determine the number of additional lay members needed to equalize the clergy 
and lay membership of the Annual Conference. The total number of additional lay members needed 



226 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



shall be prorated to the districts based upon church membership of the districts as reported in the 
most recent audit of the Conference. 

The additional lay members shall be designated "at-large members," and shall be elected by the 
respective District Conference or District Ministry Team, after nomination by the District Committee on 
Nominations. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the District Conference or to the 
District Ministry Team. 

In the nomination process, special attention shall be given to inclusiveness in keeping with policies for 
conference agencies. (See 2004 Book of Discipline Iffl 138, 609.5) 

ARTICLE II: CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON 
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration is mandated and described in The Book of 
Discipline. (2004 Book of Discipline ffl| 610 - 618) The Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration shall be amenable and report directly to the Annual Conference. (2004 Book of 
Discipline H 611.6) 

A. MEMBERSHIP 

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration shall consist of twelve members. There 
shall be at least one lay member more than clergy members. Churches of fewer than two 
hundred members shall be represented on the council. The voting membership shall not include 
members or employees of any conference agency, nor shall it include members, employees, 
trustees, or directors of any agency or institution participating in the funds of any conference 
budget. (See 2004 Book of Discipline ^l 611.2) 

Ex officio members are prescribed in the Book of Discipline (2004 Book of Discipline H 61 1 .2c) 
Accordingly, they are the following: 

1. Executive Director, Administrative Services/Conference Treasurer * 

2. Members of the General Council on Finance and Administration who reside within the 
bounds of the Conference (See 2004 Book of Discipline H 611.2c(2) for additional 
provisions) 

3. Presiding Bishop* 

4. One District Superintendent chosen by the cabinet* 

5. Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries* 

6. President/Chief Executive Officer, United Methodist Foundation* 
Without vote 

B. ELECTION OF MEMBERS 

The election of members and officers shall be as described and set forth in the Book of 
Discipline. (2004 Book of Discipline H 61 1 .2, 3) 

The Conference Committee on Nominations shall make nominations for membership on the 
Council, subject to additional nominations, if any, from the Annual Conference. In the 
nomination process, special attention shall be given to inclusiveness in keeping with policies for 
conference agencies. (See 2004 Book of Discipline Iffl 138, 609.5) 

C. CONFERENCE TREASURER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

The election of the Conference Treasurer/Executive Director, Administrative Services and the 
functions of the office are prescribed in the Book of Discipline. (2004 Book of Discipline H 61 8) 

The Conference Treasurer/Executive Director, Administrative Services shall be elected by the 
Annual Conference on nomination of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. As 
an employee, the incumbent shall be directly amenable to the Conference Council on Finance 
and Administration. The Conference Treasurer/Executive Director, Administrative Services shall 
be amenable to the general oversight of the Bishop regarding the fiscal operation of the Annual 
Conference. 

D. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Administrative and support staff in Administrative Services shall be employed as directed by the 
Conference Council on Finance and Administration. The Conference Treasurer/Executive 
Director, Administrative Services will be responsible for supervision of the administrative and 
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Funding for staff positions shall be derived from the Conference Administrative Fund, upon 
recommendation of the Joint Committee of the Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration and the Personnel Committee of the Conference Ministry Team and approval by 
the CFA. 

E. OFFICERS 

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration shall elect from its voting membership a 
president, vice president, secretary, and such other officers as it may find necessary. (2004 
Book of Discipline H 611.3) The Executive Director Administrative Services shall be the 
treasurer of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. (2004 Book of Discipline H 
611.3) 

F. AUDITING 

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration may elect an Audit Review Committee 
of not more than twenty-five members; at least half [of whom] should be persons who are not 
members of the Council and who are chosen for their expertise in areas related to the work of 
the committee. The authority and responsibility with respect to the auditing of financial records 
are as described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 616) Consideration shall be given to 
inclusiveness in the selection of persons to serve on the committee. (See 2004 Book of 
Discipline ffll 124, 138) 

The Bishop shall be an ex officio member of the Audit Review Committee. 

G. COMPLIANCE WITH DISCIPLINE 

In all respects, including those not addressed in the foregoing paragraphs, the CCFA shall 
comply with and function in accordance with the provisions of the Book of Discipline of the 
United Methodist Church. 

ARTICLE III: CONFERENCE MINISTRY TEAM 

The Conference Ministry Team has the responsibility of providing for the functions, connectional 
relationships and related ministries of the Annual Conference as described in (H 607), of the 2004 
Book of Discipline and additional functions as described in Article I (W) of the Conference Rules. 
A. MEMBERSHIP 

The Conference Ministry Team will be comprised of the following members: 

Voting Members: 

1. Chair 

2. Conference Lay Leader 

3. Representative of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry 

4. Young Adult 

5. Chairperson of the Board of Church and Society 

6. Chairperson of the Board of Discipleship 

7. Chairperson of the Board of Global Ministries 

8. Chairperson of the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry 

9. Chairperson of the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

10. Representative of the Commission on Religion and Race 

11. Chairperson of the Conference Mission Finance Committee 

12. Representative of the Board of Ordained Ministry 

13. Representative of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women 
Non Voting Members: 

14. Bishop 

15. Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries 

16. Cabinet Representative 

17. Liaison Representative of the Council on Finance and Administration 

18. Representative of the United Methodist Foundation 

19. Executive Director of Administrative Services 

20. Communications Specialist 

21. Director of Volunteers in Mission 

22. Director of Special Ministries 

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24. Director of Church Extension and Transformation 

25. Director of Christian Education 

26. Director of Mission Education 

Either two or four At-large members may be added for the purpose of inclusiveness. 

VISION TEAM OF CONFERENCE MINISTRY TEAM 

There shall be a Vision Team to provide a visioning process as a means of establishing priorities of 
the Annual Conference. These priorities will be presented to the Conference Ministry Team for 
adoption, and then presented to the finance committee to request appropriate funds according to the 
vision priorities. The visioning process will include opportunities for dialogue with the Cabinet, 
Conference Ministry Team, districts, local churches, laity and clergy, as well as other groups identified 
by the team. Short-term task forces with a duration of one year or less may be formed to assist the 
Vision Team in its work. 

The Vision Team will be composed of 9 members, to include the Bishop and three members of the 
Conference Ministry Team: 1) Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries, who will chair the Vision 
Team; 2) Chair of the Conference Ministry Team; 3) One member of the CMT, elected by the CMT for 
the quadrennium. 

Five other members (none of whom shall be members of the CMT) will be nominated by the Annual 
Conference Nominations Committee and elected by the Annual Conference to serve for no more than 
one quadrennium. Membership should reflect the diversity of the Annual Conference and be 
inclusive of age, race and gender, with equal representation of lay and clergy (excluding the Bishop). 

B. CONFERENCE MISSION FINANCE COMMITTEE 

The Conference Mission Finance Committee shall be composed of two representatives from 
each district who are to be nominated by the Conference Committee on Nominations. It is 
suggested that in the nominations, special attention be given to inclusiveness, in keeping with 
policies for general church agencies. (See 2004 Book of Discipline ffl| 124, 138, 609.5) The 
Committee will elect its own officers, and the chairperson shall be a member of the Conference 
Ministry Team. 

The Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries, the Executive Director, Administrative Services, 
and a representative from the Conference Council on Finance and Administration shall be ex 
officio, without vote. 

C. OTHER COMMITTEES 

"The Annual Conference may appoint additional committees for the purpose of promoting the 
work of The United Methodist Church within the bounds of the said Annual Conference and may 
prescribe their membership and their Powers and Duties." (2004 Book of Discipline, H609.2) 

D. CONFERENCE MINISTRIES STAFF 

1. Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries 

The Bishop, in consultation with the Personnel Committee of the Conference Ministry 
Team, shall appoint the Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries to focus and guide the 
mission and ministry of the Annual Conference. The Provost, Director of Connectional 
Ministries shall serve as an officer of the Annual Conference and shall sit on the Appointive 
Cabinet, without vote. 

The Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries shall be amenable to the general oversight 
of the Bishop. 

2. Conference Mission and Ministries Staff 

Upon recommendation of the Personnel Committee and approval of the Conference 
Ministry Team, other persons may be employed in the areas of discipleship, mission, 
evangelism, restorative justice, age-level ministries, special needs ministries, resourcing, 
and communications. If the person to serve in any of these areas is a Deacon or an Elder, 
the employment shall not be effective until the Bishop appoints that person to the position. 
The Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries will supervise the Mission and Ministries 
Program staff. 

Program staff positions may be amended by action of the Conference Ministry Team, so 
long as such changes are within budgeted funds and consistent with the missional priorities 
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3. Administrative Staff 

Administrative and support staff in Conference Mission and Ministries will be employed as 
directed by the Personnel Committee of the Conference Ministry Team and the Provost, 
Director of Connectional Ministries. Funding for administrative assistants and clerical 
support staff positions shall derive from the Conference Administrative Fund, upon 
recommendation of the Joint Committee of the Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration and the Personnel Committee of the Conference Ministry Team. The CCFA 
shall review and approve this allocation before its inclusion in the proposed Conference 
budget. 

The Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries will be responsible for general supervision 
of the administrative and support staff. Annual staff performance evaluations will be the 
responsibility of the designated supervisor. 

4. Personnel Policies and Procedures 

The Personnel Committee of the Conference Ministry Team, in partnership with the 
Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries, will develop and maintain appropriate 
personnel policies and procedures for approval and adoption by the Conference Ministry 
Team. 

At least once each quadrennium, the Personnel Committee shall meet with Mission and 
Ministries program staff concerning their relationship with the Conference Ministry Team, 
including priorities to be given in the use of their time and skills in facilitating the goals and 
objectives set by the Conference Ministry Team. The Personnel Committee or any 
member of the Program Staff may initiate the quadrennial consultation. 

Should the performance or conduct of a conference staff member make continuation of 
employment a cause for concern, that person shall be given notice of the specific concerns 
and an opportunity to respond to those concerns. Should termination of employment 
become necessary, that action shall be the responsibility of the Personnel Committee of the 
Conference Ministry Team. If the person to be terminated is a Deacon in full connection or 
an Elder, the Personnel Committee shall consult with the Bishop before terminating the 
employment. 



ARTICLE IV: CONFERENCE BOARDS AND AGENCIES 

A. GENERAL RULES 

1. Executive Committee 

The officers of any Board or Agency shall form the executive committee with additional 
members as deemed necessary by the individual boards. 

2. Membership 

In the nomination and election of the membership of boards, commissions, and agencies, 
guidelines for inclusiveness shall be followed. (See 2004 Book of Discipline H 609.5) The 
2004 Book of Discipline mandates that members of general agencies shall serve as ex 
officio members of the corresponding annual conference agency or its equivalent structure. 
(Iffl 609.6 and 710.5) 

Conference Boards and Agencies shall not be limited to their membership in the 
appointment of committees and task forces. If deemed necessary by the Cabinet and by a 
board or agency of the Conference, the Bishop will appoint a Cabinet liaison to that 
Conference Board or Agency. Such board or agency shall pay the expenses of the Cabinet 
Liaison. 

B. BOARDS 

1 . Conference Board of Church and Society 

The Conference Board of Church and Society shall be organized and function as mandated 
and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 628) Members of the Board shall be 
elected for the quadrennium and shall consist of: 

a. One layperson from each district and seven clergy-at-large. 

b. A person 18 years of age or younger, elected by the Conference Council on Youth 
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c. A young adult (1 8 to 32 years of age). 

d. A Cabinet liaison, if assigned by the Bishop. 

e. The mission coordinator for Mission Social Action of the United Methodist Women. 

Ex-officio: Conference staff as assigned by the Provost, Director of Connectional 
Ministries. 

The board shall name a Conference Peace with Justice Coordinator who will be 
responsible for administering the Conference Peace with Justice Special Sunday Offering 
receipts and for coordinating peace and justice ministries. (H 628.2) 

2. Conference Board of Discipleship 

The Conference Board of Discipleship shall be organized and function as mandated and 
described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 629) Areas of responsibility include Christian 
Education, Evangelism, Worship, Stewardship, Spiritual Formation, and Ministry of the 
Laity. Membership of the Board shall be elected for the quadrennium and shall consist of: 

a. One layperson from each district and seven clergy-at-large. 

b. A person 18 years of age or younger, elected by the Conference Council on Youth 
Ministry. 

c. Six members at-large, including one young adult layperson (18 to 32 years of age.) 

d. A cabinet liaison, if assigned by the Bishop. 

Ex-officio: Conference staff as assigned by the Provost, Director of Connectional 
Ministries. 

3. Conference Board of Laity 

The Conference Board of Laity shall be organized and function as mandated and described 
in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 630) The membership of the Board of Laity shall include 
the following: 

a. Conference Lay Leader 

b. The presiding Bishop or his/her designee 

c. The Associate Conference Lay Leader 

d. The Conference Secretary 

e. The Conference Treasurer 

f. The Conference Director of Lay Speaking and Training Ministries 

g. The Conference Director of Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship Fund 
h. The Conference Director of 1000 Club 

i. The president of the Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) 

j. The president of the Conference United Methodist Men (UMM) 

k. The president of the United Methodist Youth Council (UMYC) 

I. The president of the United Methodist Young Adults (UMYA) 

m. The District Lay Leaders, who shall be nominated by their respective district 

nominating committees, or its counterpart, and elected according to the district 

election process, 
n. At large members who should include at least one (1) layman, at least one (1) 

laywoman, one (1) youth, and one (1) young adult, 
o. A District Superintendent recommended by the Cabinet as Cabinet liaison, 
p. The immediate past Conference Lay Leader, 
q. The Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries, 
r. The following shall serve as honorary members without vote: All former Conference 

Lay Leaders, all lay delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences not already 

serving by election or by virtue of their offices held, 
s. At one meeting per year, which shall be the Laity Session of the Annual Conference, 

all lay delegates to the Annual Conference shall be considered members and shall 

have voting rights on all matters that may come before the Conference Board of Laity. 

The Conference Lay Leader shall chair the Board of Laity. Other officers shall be elected as 
deemed necessary. (H 630.4) 

4. Conference Board of Global Ministries 

The Conference Board of Global Ministries shall be organized and function as mandated 
and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H632) Membership of the Board shall be 
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a. One layperson from each district and seven clergy-at-large. 

b. Conference Secretary of Global Ministries. 

c. Six members-at-large, including one young adult layperson (18 to 32 years of age.) 

d. A person 18 years of age or younger elected by the Conference Council on Youth 
Ministry. 

e. A college student chosen by the state student organization. 

f. Conference Lay Leader. 

g. Conference President, United Methodist Women. 

h. Mission Coordinator of Christian Global Concerns of the Conference United Methodist 

Women, 
i. Volunteers-in-Mission Coordinator, 
j. Cabinet liaison assigned by the Bishop, 
k. Conference Staff Liaison assigned by Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries. (Ex 

officio) 

In addition to its general areas of work, the Conference Board of Global Ministries shall also 
be responsible for the following functions: 

a. Support and assist the United Methodist Committee on Relief. 

b. Health and Welfare Ministries. 

c. Parish and Community Development (See ^632. 5). 

d. Cooperation with the Conference United Methodist Women. 

5. Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry 

The Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry shall be organized and 
function as mandated and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H633) Membership of 
the Board shall be elected for the quadrennium and shall consist of: 

a. One layperson from each district and seven clergy-at-large. 

b. One representative from each of the colleges related to the Louisiana Annual 
Conference. 

c. Two campus ministers/directors to be elected by their peers. 

d. Two college students who are active in Wesley Foundation work. 

e. A person 18 years of age or younger elected by the Conference Council on Youth 
Ministry. 

f. A cabinet liaison if assigned by the Bishop. 

g. Ex officio: Conference staff as assigned by the Provost, Director of Connectional 
Ministries. 

6. Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 

The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry shall be organized and function as mandated 
and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 634) The Discipline provides that "two- 
thirds of the members who are elders shall be graduates of seminaries listed by the 
University Senate." fl] 634.1) "At least six ordained elders and deacons in full connection 
and, when possible, at least two associate members or local pastors who have completed 
the course of study shall be included as members of the board." (H 634.1) The Annual 
Conference shall elect at least one-fifth, and up to one-third, laypersons to the membership 
of the board. The membership shall include women and ethnic persons, at least one 
ordained clergyperson in the retired relationship, at least one ordained clergyperson in 
extension ministry, and a District Superintendent named by the Bishop to represent the 
Cabinet. The chairpersons of the Orders of Deacons and of Elders shall be members of 
the board and its executive committee. 

The Bishop shall nominate members of the board after consultation with the chairperson of 
the board, the executive committee, or a committee elected by the board of the previous 
quadrennium, and with the Cabinet. The Bishop shall fill vacancies after consultation with 
the chairperson of the board. 

The responsibilities of the Board of Ordained Ministry include caring for the needs of 
certified persons, diaconal ministers, local pastors, deacons, and elders. 

7. Conference Board of Pensions 

The Board of Pensions shall be organized and function as mandated and described in the 
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Discipline, the Executive Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer shall be a member. 
The three directors of the Woolworth Foundation shall be ex officio members, with vote. 

8. Conference Board of Trustees 

The Board of Trustees shall be organized and function as mandated and described in the 
2004 Book of Discipline. (ffl| 639, 2512.1-7) The members of the board shall be residents 
of the State of Louisiana, and of legal age. Lay members shall be members in good 
standing of local churches within the bounds of the Conference. The clergy members shall 
be members of the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

COMMISSIONS 

The officers of any Commission shall form the executive committee, with additional members as 

deemed necessary by the individual commission. 

1 . Conference Commission on Archives and History 

The Commission on Archives and History shall be organized and function as mandated and 
described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. fl| 640) The membership shall consist of seven 
persons and a Cabinet liaison, if assigned by the Bishop, and conference staff as assigned 
by the Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries. 

2. Conference Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

The Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns shall be organized and 
function as mandated and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline, fl] 641) The 
membership shall be elected for the quadrennium and shall consist of: 

a. One lay person from each district, who shall be a full member of a local church, who 
shall be the district coordinator for Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns and 
shall serve as liaison with local church ministry areas on Christian Unity and 
Interreligious Concerns. 

b. One clergy person from each district. 

c. Cabinet liaison, if assigned by the Bishop. 

Ex officio: Conference staff as assigned by the Provost, Director of Connectional 
Ministries, and the Conference Ecumenical officer(s), if elected. 

The membership of the Conference Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious 
Concerns shall be Louisiana Conference representatives to the Louisiana Interchurch 
Conference. 

3. Conference Commission on Religion and Race 

The Commission on Religion and Race shall be organized and function as mandated and 
described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. H 642) The membership shall consist of a 
minimum of twelve elected for the quadrennium and consist of: 

a. One lay person from each district and seven clergy-at-large. One of the district 
representatives shall be the district director of religion and race. 

b. A youth 1 8 years of age or younger. 

c. A young adult. 

d. A Cabinet liaison, if assigned by the Bishop. 

Ex officio: Conference staff as assigned by the Provost, Director of Connectional 
Ministries. 

4. Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women 

The Commission on the Status and Role of Women shall be constituted, organized and 
function as mandated and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. fl| 643) The 
membership shall be elected for the quadrennium and shall be composed of fifteen 
persons. In addition, there may be a Cabinet liaison, if assigned by the Bishop, and a 
Conference staff liaison as assigned by the Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries. 

5. Conference Commission on Equitable Compensation 

The Commission on Equitable Compensation shall be organized and function as mandated 
and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 624) The membership shall be elected for 
the quadrennium, and shall consist of ten persons, an equal number of lay and 
clergypersons. At least one lay member and clergy member shall be from churches of 
fewer then two hundred members. One District Superintendent named by the Cabinet shall 
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COMMITTEES 

1 . Conference Committee on Administrative Review 

The Committee on Administrative Review shall be organized and function as mandated and 
described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 635) The Discipline provides that three clergy 
in full connection and two alternates, who are not members of the Cabinet or Board of 
Ordained Ministry, shall be nominated by the Bishop and elected quadrennially by the 
Clergy Session of members in full connection. 

2. Conference Committee on Episcopacy 

The Committee on Episcopacy shall be constituted, organized and function as mandated 
and described in the 2004 Book of Discipline. (H 636) The membership shall number 
fifteen. "Special attention shall be given to the inclusion of racial and ethnic persons, youth, 
young adults, older adults, and people with disabilities." (H 636.1) No member of the 
Conference staff or any of its agencies, nor any immediate family member of such staff, 
shall serve as a member of the committee, except as allowed by the Discipline. 

3. Conference Committee on Courtesies 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Courtesies elected for the quadrennium, which 
shall have such duties as described in Article I (M) of the Conference Rules. The 
membership shall consist of six persons. 

4. Committee on Credentials 

The Bishop shall appoint no more than three persons to serve as the Committee on 
Credentials. The members are appointed for the quadrennium, and shall meet once each 
year for the purpose of determining the number of additional lay delegates, if needed, 
which must be elected to equalize the lay and clergy membership to Annual Conference. 

5. Conference Committee on Investigation 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Investigation, to be constituted and function as 
mandated by the Discipline (^2703.2) When the respondent is a clergy member of the 
Annual Conference, clergy on honorable or administrative location or a local pastor, the 
Committee on Investigation shall consist of seven clergy in full connection, two laypersons, 
and six alternate members, five of whom shall be clergy in full connection and one of whom 
shall be a layperson. The committee shall be nominated by the Bishop in consultation with 
the Board of Ordained Ministry, and elected quadrennially by the Annual Conference. 
None of the members or alternates shall be members of the Board of Ordained Ministry, 
the Cabinet, or immediate family members of the above. Seven members or alternates 
seated as members shall constitute a quorum. (2004 Book of Discipline ^2703. 2) 

6. Conference Committee on Investigation for Diaconal Ministry 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Investigation for Diaconal Ministry, to function 
as mandated by the Discipline (H2703.3). The committee shall consist of not fewer than 
three Diaconal Ministers or members of the Church who are not members of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry, nominated by the Bishop, and elected by the Annual Conference. Two 
alternate members shall be elected. (2004 Book of Discipline H 2703.3) Three members or 
alternates seated as members shall constitute a quorum. 

7. Conference Committee on Journal 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Journal elected for the quadrennium. 
Membership shall consist of two clergy and two lay members, the duties of which shall 
include those described in Article I (N) of the Conference Rules. 

8. Conference Committee on Nominations 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Nominations composed of the following 
members: 

a. Bishop. 

b. Conference Lay Leader. 

c. Conference President, United Methodist Women. 

d. Conference President, United Methodist Men. 

e. President, Conference Council on Youth Ministry. 

f. One Representative from each District, lay or clergy. 

g. Six Members-at-Large shall be appointed by a committee composed of the Bishop, 
Conference Lay Leader, Chairperson of the Commission on the Status and Role of 
Women, and Chairperson of the Commission on Religion and Race. Consideration 
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adults, women and men, clergy and laity, persons with a handicapping condition, 
persons from small-membership churches, distribution by geographic area and 
differing theological perspectives. 

The Bishop shall serve as the chairperson of the Committee. The Committee may 
elect other officers, as the Committee deems necessary. The Provost, Director of 
Connectional Ministries and the Conference Secretary shall serve as consultants to 
the Committee. 

District representatives and members-at-large shall serve for the quadrennium. 
Laypersons shall be full members of local churches within the district they have been 
elected to represent. Relocation outside the district during the quadrennium shall 
require that a new district representative be elected. 

The Committee shall nominate to the Annual Conference such officers and members 
of Boards, Councils, Teams, Committees and Commissions as the law of the Church 
or the Rules of the Conference require, or as the Conference deems necessary to its 
work. 

9. Conference Committee on Petitions 
There shall be a Conference Committee on Petitions elected for the quadrennium, upon 
nomination by the Conference Nomination Committee at Annual Conference, having such 
duties as described in Article I (G) of the Conference Rules. The membership shall consist 
of five persons. 

10. Conference Committee on Rules 
There shall be a Committee on Rules appointed by the Bishop for the quadrennium having 
such duties as described in Article I (S) of the Conference Rules. The membership shall 
consist of six persons, equally clergy and laypersons. 

TEAMS 

1. Ad Hoc Evaluation Team 

There shall be an Ad Hoc Evaluation Team appointed by the Conference Ministry Team to 
have such duties as described in Article I (P) of the Conference Rules. Members of the 
Team shall not be members of the Conference Ministry Team. The Team will serve for one 
year at the beginning of each quadrennium. Every four years thereafter a team will be 
selected to serve for one year. A person may not serve for more than two consecutive 
terms. There shall be twelve members constituted as follows: 

a. An equal number of clergy and laypersons. 

b. An equal number of women and men. 

c. At least one third shall be ethnic minority persons. 

d. At least one third shall be persons with prior experience with the Conference structure 
and operations. 

e. At least one third shall be persons with no prior experience with the Conference 
structure and operation. 

f. One person shall be a consultant familiar with the process of evaluation. 

2. Conference Church Extension Team 
There shall be a Church Extension Team elected for the quadrennium to have such duties 
as described in Article I (Q) of the Conference Rules. Membership of the Team shall 
consist of: 

a. One representative from each District Board of Church Location and Buildings, at least 
four of whom shall be clergy. 

b. Chairperson, the 1000 Club. 

c. Treasurer, the 1000 Club. 

d. Bishop, ex-officio, without vote. 

e. District Superintendents, ex-officio, without vote. 

f. Provost, Director of Connectional Ministries. 

g. Ex-officio, without vote, Conference Director of Church Extension and Transformation. 

The District Boards of Church Location and Buildings will submit the names of a layperson 
and a clergy person to the Conference Committee on Nominations from which nominations 
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ARTICLE V: DISTRICTS 

DISTRICT MINISTRY TEAM COMPOSITION 

1. There shall be a district Ministry Team in each district, having such functions & duties as 
described in Article I (X) of the Conference Rules. The District Ministry Team shall have a 
maximum of 12 members nominated and elected as set forth hereinafter, and shall include 
the following: 

a. Chairperson * 

b. Lay Leader (vice-chair) 

c. District Superintendent 

d. Education Coordinator 

e. Mission Outreach Coordinator 

f. Spiritual Transformation Coordinator 

g. Congregational Life Coordinator (Worship, Stewardship, etc.) 
h. Communication Advisor 

i. One Youth 

j. Up to two persons at large 

* To be nominated by the District Nominating Committee from persons not serving in 
another office on the DMT. 

2. There shall be a District Personnel Committee in each district, which shall be composed of 
four persons from the DMT, one of whom shall be the District Lay Leader, the other 
members of which shall be nominated by the District Superintendent, be approved by the 
DMT and serve for staggered four year terms, so that two will rotate off every two years. 
The District Superintendent shall be a member of the Personnel Committee. 

3. The District Committee on Nominations shall nominate the following annually: Chairperson 
of the DMT, Education Coordinator, Mission Outreach Coordinator, Spiritual Transformation 
Coordinator, Congregational Life Coordinator, Communication Advisor, and a youth 
member of the DMT. Members of the DMT shall be limited to serve on the DMT no more 
than two consecutive quadrennia or portions thereof. They must then remain off the District 
Ministry Team for one year before they can be nominated to serve on the DMT again. 

4. The District Conference shall be responsible to elect for the ensuing Conference year the 
membership of the District Ministry Team upon recommendation of the District Committee 
on Nominations with the exception of the District Lay Leader. In the event that there is no 
District Conference the Annual Conference shall be so responsible. 

The District Board of Laity shall elect the District Lay Leader annually, who shall serve for a 
maximum of four years. In the event that there is no District Board of Laity, then the District 
Committee on Nominations shall nominate the District Lay Leader. 

The District Ministry Team shall elect all District Boards, Councils and Committees, and 
other officers, required and necessary, in accordance with The Book of Discipline and 
Conference Rules. 
DISTRICT SUPPORT STAFF 

Each district shall provide funding for at least a three-quarter-time Administrative Assistant to 
assist the District Superintendent and the District Ministry Team, to be hired by and under the 
supervision of the District Superintendent. Administrative Assistant compensation and benefits 
are to be included in the district budget. 
DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

There shall be a District Committee on Nominations with the following members: District 
Superintendent, who shall be chairperson; District Lay Leader; President of the United Methodist 
Women; President of the District United Methodist Men; four laypersons (two of whom shall be 
young adults) named by the District Board of Laity; two youth named by the District Youth 
Council; four ministers, named by the District Superintendent. 
DISTRICT COUNCIL ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

Each district shall establish a District Council on Finance and Administration composed of at 
least four laypersons and three ministers residing within the district boundaries. The District 
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Finance and Administration residing within the bounds of the district shall be ex-officio members 
of the respective District Council on Finance and Administration. Every consideration should be 
given to ethnic minority representation. 

E. DISTRICT BOARD OF CHURCH LOCATION AND BUILDING 

There shall be in each district a District Board of Church Location and Building, to be 
constituted, organized and function as provided in the 2004 Book of Discipline (H2518), and 
having such duties and responsibilities as described in paragraphs 2519, et seq. of the 2004 
Book of Discipline. 

F. LOCAL CHURCH COMMITTEE ON WILLS 

Each local church shall have a committee of one or more members on wills, trusts, and special 
gifts. 

CONFERENCE RULES 

ARTICLE I: GENERAL RULES FOR THE CONFERENCE 

A. APPORTIONMENTS 

All Conference apportionments shall be made annually to each local church through the 
application of a decimal as recommended by the Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration, (in accordance with H 612.3 and 614 of the 2004 Book of Discipline) to be 
derived from the following factors averaged from the last two published Journals of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference. 

1. Pastor's base compensation 

2. Associate pastor(s)' base compensation 

3. Housing, related allowances and utilities 

4. Reimbursements paid to/for pastors 

5. Other cash allowances paid to/for pastors 

6. Diaconal minister(s)/Deacons total compensation 

7. Other staff compensation and expenses 

8. Current expenses for program including church school 

9. Other current operating expenses 

(Explanatory Note: In the Statistical Tables the following numbers will relate to the items listed above: 
63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, and 71.) 

B. APPROPRIATIONS 

Any legislation requiring appropriation of Conference funds or any requests for Conference-wide 
solicitation of funds shall first be presented to the Council on Finance and Administration for 
study and its recommendations before being presented to the Annual Conference, as required 
by and in accordance with The Book of Discipline. 

C. FISCAL AND STATISTICAL YEAR 

The calendar year shall be the fiscal and statistical year of the Conference. All remittances for 
the current year shall be conveyed to the Conference Treasurer's office not later than the date 
which shall be set by the Conference Council on Finance and Administration during their annual 
January meeting; and the pastor's reports No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 shall be turned in and checked 
by auditors at District meetings at a time and place determined by the Council on Finance and 
Administration in consultation with members of the Cabinet. 

D. ADMINISTRATION OF FUNDS FOR CONFERENCE BOARDS, AGENCIES AND 
INSTITUTIONS 

Local Church treasurers shall send all funds for Conference Boards, Agencies and Institutions to 
the Conference Treasurer for appropriate distribution. 

All financial books and bookkeeping and funds of Conference Councils, Boards, Committees, 
and Commissions shall be administered and unified in the office of the Conference Treasurer. 
Disbursements shall be made through a voucher system to be supervised by the Council on 
Finance and Administration. The Council on Finance and Administration shall be authorized to 
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reasonable amount needed as carry-over to begin the next year. Provisions of this paragraph 
shall not apply to institutions, the Board of Pensions, or the Commission on Equitable 
Compensation. Investment income generated by funds of the Ministerial Education Fund shall 
be retained in that account. 

Each board, agency, and institution of the Conference shall, by April 15 each year, submit to the 
Conference Treasurer a financial audit report of its most recent fiscal year. The financial audit 
report shall include statements of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, investments, and 
the returns therefrom. The Audit Committee shall review audit reports within sixty days of 
receipt and report to the Council on Finance and Administration compliance or lack of 
compliance. A listing of specific deficiencies in the Audit Report with recommendation for 
compliance shall be submitted by the Audit Committee in its report to the Council on Finance 
and Administration. The Council on Finance and Administration shall notify boards, agencies, 
and institutions individually of the findings from the Audit Committee. Boards, agencies, and 
institutions shall within thirty days after notification, submit a response and/or plan to correct any 
noted deficiencies in the Audit Report. 
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 

The base compensation and expenses to be paid each District Superintendent by the Annual 
Conference for the ensuing fiscal year shall be determined by the Council on Finance and 
Administration and reported in the Pre-Conference Reports. It is recommended that the base 
compensation of each District Superintendent be adjusted on the basis of the percentage of 
increase or decrease of the Conference average salary. 

The Council on Finance and Administration, through the Conference Treasurer, shall be the sole 
agent of disbursement of funds to the expense accounts of the District Superintendents. There 
shall be no additional reimbursement for expenses of District Superintendents from any other 
source within the Annual Conference. 
PRE-CONFERENCE REPORTS 

All Councils, Boards, Commissions and Committees of the Louisiana Conference shall send 
their Annual Conference reports, resolutions, and recommendations to the Conference 
Secretary seventy-five (75) days before the opening date of the Annual Conference Session. 
The Conference Secretary shall compile and distribute via printed or other available means 
these reports to each minister and each lay member of the Annual Conference thirty (32) days 
before the Session convenes. Any reports, resolutions, or recommendations not included in the 
Pre-Conference Reports must be duplicated at the expense of the author or maker and 
distributed to the Annual Conference before final action can be taken on them, or on any portion 
thereof. This rule shall not apply, however, to the Conference Board of Trustees and the Board 
of the Ordained Ministry. 
COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS 

Any petition, proposed by an individual member or a duly elected body of the local church or a 
district, shall first be presented to the Committee on Petitions, no later than seven (7) days prior 
to the opening session of the Annual Conference. The Committee shall meet to review all 
petitions so presented to it and assign them to the proper body for consideration by such body 
when it meets on the opening day of the Annual Conference. Each body to which a petition is 
thus assigned shall make recommendation for concurrence or non-concurrence therewith when 
it makes its report to the Conference. 
DATA FOR MEMOIRS 

The District Superintendent in whose district a Conference member or spouse or surviving 
spouse of a minister, dies, shall appoint someone to secure, in advance of the next Annual 
Conference, data concerning the deceased which shall be reported to the Conference Secretary 
for inclusion in the appropriate memoirs to be published in the Conference Journal. 
SURVIVING SPOUSES 

A directory of surviving spouses of deceased Conference Clergy members of the Annual 
Conference shall be published in the Journal. 
DISTRICT CONFERENCES 

Each District Ministry Team, in consultation with the Cabinet, shall determine whether an annual 
District Conference shall be held. When a District Conference is to be held, each charge shall 
be authorized to elect five (5) lay members, and at least two (2) reserve members, as delegates 
to the District Conference; provided, however, that each church within the District shall have at 
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K. CONFERENCE NOMINATING PROCESS 

The Conference nominating process shall be as follows: 

1. Prior to January 1 of the year preceding each new quadrennium, the Secretary of the 
Annual Conference shall give each District Superintendent a list of all offices for which 
nominations shall be made for the ensuing four years. 

2. Prior to January 15, the District Superintendents of the respective districts shall distribute to 
the pastors and local churches' Lay Leaders copies of the list of all offices for which 
elections shall be held at the ensuing Annual Conference session. Local church 
Nominating Committees may propose nominees for the listed positions. They shall submit 
with each nomination the following information: the person's address, phone number, name 
and membership size of local church, a brief resume (including interests and experience in 
specific church work), and vital information including the person's age, sex, ethnic status 
and any handicapping condition. 

3. Prior to February 10, the District Committee on Nominations shall meet to nominate 
persons for the offices in question. The Committee shall give priority to names submitted 
by local church Nominating Committees, but it shall not be limited to those names. It shall 
not be required to nominate a person for every vacancy, but shall nominate only those 
persons it considers adequate to the task. 

4. Prior to March 1, the District Committees on Nominations shall submit their lists of 
nominations to the Secretary of the Annual Conference, accompanied by the information 
about each nominee specified in "2" above. The Conference office shall maintain computer 
records of current and prior service in Conference elective offices and shall make this 
information available to assist The Conference Committee on Nominations. The 
Conference Secretary shall compile and circulate nominations submitted and its computer 
records of prior service to members of the Conference Committee on Nominations at least 
five days prior to its initial meeting. 

5. Prior to April 1, the Conference Committee on Nominations shall meet and make 
nominations for all Conference offices that must be filled in the next quadrennium. It shall 
give priority to the lists of names submitted by the Districts, but it may consider other 
names. The nominations shall be mailed to the lay and clergy members of the Annual 
Conference as part of the Pre-Conference Reports. 

6. All persons nominated for an office in the Annual Conference shall be contacted by the 
District or Conference committee placing their names in nomination to determine whether 
the persons so nominated are willing to serve. 

7. Nominating committees shall examine all nominations to ensure appropriate representation 
of ethnic minority persons, lay and clergywomen, lay and clergymen, persons with 
handicapping conditions, youth, young adults and older adults. 

8. Following the elections at the beginning of a new quadrennium the newly elected bodies 
shall meet at the site of the Annual Conference session. The District Superintendents shall 
convene the newly elected bodies and shall call for the election of a chairperson. Each 
body shall elect its chairperson and other officers upon nomination from the floor. 

9. When vacancies occur during a quadrennium, the Conference Committee on Nominations 
shall make nominations to fill the vacancies at the ensuing session of the Annual 
Conference. The Secretary of the Annual Conference shall retain the records of persons 
nominated in the process described above. The Committee shall use these records to 
assist its work. It shall not be limited to persons previously nominated. These nominations 
shall be published in the Pre-Conference Reports. 

L. TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP 

The term of membership of any individual on any Council, Board, Commission, Committee shall 
not exceed eight (8) years, served in two consecutive quadrennia except as may be further 
limited by the rules or bylaws of any such body, with the exception of the Board of Ordained 
Ministry, which the Book of Discipline provides with the possibility of persons to serve up to 
twelve years. When one has served the maximum time allowed, then reappointment to the 
same council, board, commission, or committee shall not be permitted until a full quadrennium 
has lapsed. This shall not prohibit service on other councils, boards, commissions, or 
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M. CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON COURTESIES 

The function of the Committee shall be to provide courtesies and introductions for visitors to the 
Annual Conference sessions and to prepare written expressions of appreciation for those who 
assist the work of the Conference. 

N. CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON JOURNAL 

The Committee on Journal shall inspect the secretary's record of each session of the Annual 
Conference and report its findings to the Conference. 

O. INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Institutions related to the Annual Conference shall be incorporated and shall review their 
corporate charters quadrennially to determine that they are in conformity with the laws of the 
State of Louisiana and The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, including without 
limitation j| 2552 of The 2004 Book of Discipline. The names of those nominated to serve as 
members of the Board of Directors/Trustees of Conference institutions for later election by the 
Annual Conference shall be submitted to the appropriate board of the Conference no later than 
March 15th each year. 

P. AD HOC EVALUATION TEAM 

The Ad Hoc Evaluation Team shall design a process to determine effectiveness in fulfilling the 
mission of the Conference. The evaluation will include a response from all staff members and 
team members of the District and Conference Ministry Teams. Responses will be collected for 
review by the Ad Hoc Evaluation Team. 

An annual report shall be made to the Conference Ministry Team. The CMT shall review the 
report in establishing priorities needed to fulfill the vision of the Conference and as a basis for 
decision-making and for recommendations to the Conference. 

Q. CONFERENCE CHURCH EXTENSION TEAM 

The Conference Church Extension Team shall assist in the planning and organizing of new 
congregations, merging existing congregations, and assisting in the development of transitional 
congregations within the bounds of the Annual Conference. Such responsibilities shall include 
the coordination of research and data gathering related to congregational development, the 
oversight of the rental or purchase of land or buildings, the establishment of guidelines for 
Church Extension, the promotion of Church Extension, and the management of funds related to 
Church Extension. The Team shall cooperate with the Bishop and Cabinet, the District Boards 
of Church Location and Building, the Conference Board of Trustees, the 1000 Club, and other 
Conference agencies related to establishment of new congregations. 

R. MISSION FINANCE COMMITTEE 

There shall be a Conference Mission Finance Committee, which shall be composed of fourteen 
members, consisting of two representatives from each district who are nominated by the 
Conference Committee on Nominations in accordance with the Conference Rules. 

The Mission Finance Committee shall submit a budget for the Conference program agencies 
(Benevolence Fund) and Campus Ministry Fund to the Conference Ministry Team. It shall be 
responsible for the recommendation of the allocation of funds to the appropriate agencies for the 
following: the Campus Ministry Funds, the United Methodist Student Day scholarship funds, the 
Christian Education Sunday Funds, church building, extension, or relocations as recommended 
by the District Committee on Church Location and Building, funds for expenses of Boards, 
Commissions, Teams, or Task Forces and any special grants. The proposed budget shall be 
submitted by the Conference Ministry Team to the Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration in keeping with Disciplinary requirements. 

Funds shall be provided from the Conference Benevolence Fund, if available and approved by 
the CMT and the CFA to meet expenses of those boards, commissions and any task force 
created to accomplish assigned tasks of the CMT. 
S. CHANGE IN RULES 

Any recommendation for Rule changes shall be presented to the Chair of the Rules Committee 
no later than the last day of February. The Rules Committee shall consider and make its 
recommendations in time to be included in the Pre-Conference Reports. 

Amendments to proposals to change the Conference Structure and Rules which have been 
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considered by the Annual Conference session and shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote for 
adoption. 

T. SUSPENSION OF RULES 

The operation of any of the provisions of these Rules may be suspended at any time by a two- 
thirds (2/3) vote of the Conference session effective for up to one year. The motion must also 
state, where appropriate, what provision shall be in effect during the suspension of the rule. 
During such year in which a rule is so suspended, a committee shall be appointed by the Bishop 
to determine if there is a need for a permanent change in the rule that has been suspended. 
The committee's recommendation shall be printed in the Pre-Conference Reports for 
consideration by the following Annual Conference regular session. 

U. CALENDAR 

In order to coordinate the calendar of the Conference and to be better stewards of money and 
time, no Conference event may be held unless it has first been cleared through the CMT 
Executive Committee at least six months prior to the event. The CMT Executive Committee 
shall make necessary changes so that there will be no duplication of major events. Items to be 
calendared are programs, board meetings, Conference events, any scheduled event that 
involves the Conference, etc. In case of unusual circumstances, a meeting may be put on the 
calendar by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee. 

V. ITINERATION 

The Conference Year is from June 1 to May 31 . When a minister moves to a new appointment 
at Annual Conference, he/she shall receive compensation and expenses from his/her new 
appointment or charge from June 1. When a minister leaves an appointment at Annual 
Conference, he/she will receive compensation and expenses from the appointment or charge 
he/she is leaving only through May 31. If the minister lives in a parsonage, he/she will likewise 
receive compensation and expenses only through May 31. If the minister lives in a parsonage, 
he/she shall be responsible for paying the utilities for the month of May and for leaving the 
parsonage in good condition. The chairperson of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee shall 
certify to the District Superintendent on the form provided by the District Superintendent that the 
provisions of this rule have been met by the minister before leaving the charge. If a minister is 
given a housing allowance, the chairperson of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee shall give 
the District Superintendent a copy of the contract for the period of time to be covered by the 
housing allowance. This form, which is to be provided by the District Superintendent, shall be 
sent to the District Office at the beginning of the appointment. 

W. FUNCTION OF THE CONFERENCE MINISTRY TEAM AND STAFF 

The mission of the Conference Ministry Team (CMT) shall be to promote the vision of the Annual 
Conference in becoming a community of local churches who make disciples for Jesus Christ. 
Each quadrennium, the CMT shall identify one or more emphases to lead the Annual 
Conference in fulfilling that vision. The CMT shall also serve as a catalyst in leading the 
Conference in raising up spiritual leaders who make disciples for Jesus Christ, and in evaluating 
the degree to which such mission is being realized. 

The CMT, in consultation with the Conference staff, shall determine those services to be 
provided to the district and the local churches, which shall include: 

1. Communication, information and services, and relations with the general church and 
general public; 

2. Media, audio-visual, human resources, and print resources from the Conference Resource 
Center; 

3. Assistance to the District Ministry Teams and to the district staffs as needed; 

4. Collection of data and information for ongoing mission. 
X. DISTRICT MINISTRY TEAM FUNCTION 

The District Ministry Team (DMT) shall be the primary group servicing the local churches and the 
campus ministry units within the district. District Staff shall be available to assist the DMT in 
fulfilling the following functions: 

1. Develop and provide training and consultation services; 

2. Assist with Conference-sponsored ministries; 

3. Aid local churches in developing and implementing their own ministries; 

4. Help with outreach ministries; 

5. Promote new church development and support existing churches in upon transformation; 

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7. Be a communication link between the churches and the Conference, and 

8. Assist in establishing and maintaining the Conference Resource Bank. 

MANUAL 

The Manual, "Design for a New Day," as modified to comply with Judicial Council Decisions 
#835, #878, #900, and #983, provides additional guidelines for the operation of the structure of 
the Annual Conference and CMT as it relates to the Annual Conference. 
SYSTEM OF VOUCHERS 

The Annual Conference shall serve as the depository of funds and provide bookkeeping 
functions of all Conference Councils, Boards, and Agencies. The Council on Finance and 
Administration shall initiate a system of vouchers through which the Conference treasurer shall 
reimburse all expenditures authorized by the chairpersons of the boards and agencies for funds 
expended within their budgets. 

AA. ANNUAL CONFERENCE BUDGET 

It shall be the responsibility of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration to present 
the Conference benevolence budget recommendations to the Annual Conference. The 
recommended allocations to Conference program agencies should reflect agreement between 
the Council on Finance and Administration and the Conference Ministry Team. 

ARTICLE II: RULES OF ORDER FOR CONFERENCE SESSIONS 

RULE 1. SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS: 

Morning: Opening Prayer or Devotional Service 

Conference Business with a mid-morning recess 
Afternoon: Conference Business 
Evening: Programs as planned 
RULE 2. ORDER OF BUSINESS: 
After devotional service the daily sessions of the Conference shall be conducted as follows: 

1. Report of Committee on Journal of the previous meeting or meetings. 

2. Report of Committee on Courtesies. 

3. Report of other standing administrative and special committees. 

4. Calendar. 

5. Miscellaneous business. 
RULE 3. AUTHORITY OF THE CHAIR: 

The presiding Bishop, or a person designated by the Bishop, shall be the presiding officer of the 

Annual Conference. He or she shall decide points of order raised or not raised by the members, 

deemed necessary to conform to these rules of order; subject, in both cases, to an appeal to the 

Conference by any member, which appeal shall be considered without debate; except that the 

chairperson and the appellant, in the order named here, shall each have five minutes for a statement 

in support of their respective positions. A tie vote in the case of appeal shall sustain the chair. When 

any member raises a point of order he or she shall cite, by number, the rule claimed to have been 

violated. The presiding Bishop shall have the right to recess a session of the Annual Conference at 

any time at his/her discretion and to reconvene at such time as he/she shall announce, with only 

delegates, authorized personnel and authorized guests permitted to attend such a session following 

recess. 

RULE 4. CALLING THE CONFERENCE TO ORDER: 

When the chairperson stands in his/her place and calls the Conference to order, no member shall 

speak, address the chair, or stand while the chairperson stands. 

RULE 5. ATTENDANCE AND SEATING RESERVES: 

No member, unless hindered by sickness or otherwise from being present, shall be absent from the 

sessions of the Conference without permission of the Conference; and all absentees shall be 

reported to the Chairperson. 

RULE 6. DIRECTIONS FOR SECURING THE FLOOR: 

When a member desires to speak to the Conference, he/she shall arise at his/her designated seat, 

respectfully address the presiding officer, using the term, "Bishop", or "Mr./Madame Chairperson," 

and after recognition, proceed to a microphone and announce the Church or Charge which he/she 

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RULE 7. INTERRUPTING THE SPEAKER: 

No member who has the floor may be interrupted except for a breach of order, or a 
misrepresentation, or to direct the attention of the Conference to the fact that the time has arrived for 
a special order, or to raise a very urgent question of high privilege. 
RULE 8. SPEAKING MORE THAN ONCE; LENGTH OF SPEECH: 

No member shall speak a second time on the same question if any member who has not spoken 
desires the floor, nor more than twice on the same subject under the same motion, nor longer than 
three minutes unless his/her time shall be extended by the Conference. 
RULE 9. QUESTION OF HIGH PRIVILEGE: 

A member claiming the floor at any time for what he/she believes is a very urgent question of high 
privilege shall be allowed to indicate briefly the nature of the question; and if it be adjudged by the 
chair to be such, he/she may proceed at his/her pleasure or until the chairperson judges that he/she 
has exhausted such privilege. 
RULE 10. VOTING AREA OF CONFERENCE: 

Only members within the area designated as the bar of the Conference when the vote is taken shall 
be entitled to vote. All members within the bar at the time a question is put shall vote or abstain, 
except such as shall have been excused for special reasons by the Conference. 
RULE 11. VOTING PROCEDURES: 

Voting shall be by a show of hands unless otherwise ordered by the Conference. An "aye" or "nay" 
vote, if taken, shall be by signed ballot. An "aye" and "nay" vote by secret ballot may be ordered on 
motion of any member, without debate supported by one-third (1/3) of the members present and 
voting. A count vote may be ordered on motion of any member without debate, supported by one- 
third (1/3) of the members present and voting, in which case the members shall rise from their seats 
and stand until counted. 

No other business shall be in order when a vote is being taken or when the previous question has 

been called, until the process is completed, except such as relates to the vote itself, or that which can 

be appropriately fitted into the time while waiting for the report of the secretaries on a count vote, or 

any "aye" or "nay" vote. The count shall be made by the Committee of Tellers. 

RULE 12. DIVISION OF QUESTION: 

Before a vote is taken any member shall have the right to call for a division of any question, if it is 

subject to such division as he/she indicates. If no delegate objects, the division shall be made; but if 

there is objection, the chair shall put the question of division to vote, not waiting for a second, without 

debate, which division shall be allowed upon approval of a majority of the members present and 

voting. 

RULE 13. VOTE BY ORDER: 

The ministerial and lay members shall deliberate as one body; but upon a call, by motion of any 

member, seconded by another member of the same order and supported by one-third (1/3) of the 

members of that order voting, the ministerial and lay members shall vote separately. But when the 

Conference votes by orders, no measure shall be passed without the concurrence of a majority of 

both classes of members. In cases of such a vote the order calling it shall vote first; provided, 

however, that the Conference may not vote by orders on a proposed amendment to the Constitution. 

(2004 Book of Discipline H59-61 ) 

RULE 14. MOTION FOR ADOPTION OF REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS, UNNECESSARY: 

Whenever a report of a committee, signed by the chairperson and secretary thereof, and otherwise in 

compliance with the General Rules of this Annual Conference shall be presented to the Conference 

for its action, it shall be deemed in proper order for consideration by the Conference without the 

formality of a motion to adopt, and a second thereto. 

RULE 15. REQUIRED FORMS FOR REPORTS, RESOLUTIONS, MOTIONS AND AMENDMENTS: 

All resolutions and committee reports shall be presented in triplicate; and, when requested by the 

secretary, motions, including amendments, shall be presented in writing. 

RULE 16. ALTERATIONS OF MOTIONS, ETC.: 

When a motion is made and seconded, or a resolution is introduced and seconded, or a committee 

report is read, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the Conference, and may not be altered 

except by action of the Conference. 

In order to provide an efficient manner to inform the Annual Conference of any intention to introduce 
changes, deletions, or additions to the printed CFA recommended budget, such intentions must be 
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The presenter of the budget amendment shall introduce the amendment during the 
"Introduction of New Business" on the day of Annual Conference. In addition, the presenter 
shall provide sufficient copies of the Budget Amendment Form* to distribute to the Annual 
Conference in accordance with conference rules. All proposed budget amendments shall 
be presented to the conference for deliberation when CFA presents the printed budget for 
adoption. At this time, the Chairperson of CFA shall state CFA's response to the budget 
amendments received. No additional budget amendments will be accepted from the floor 
without the Annual Conference suspending this conference rule. 

* A Budget Amendment Form can be obtained from the Conference Treasurer's office and 
must be returned to the Chairperson of CFA by the above deadline. The required form 
shall identify, (1) the person, church, or agency making the proposal; (2) the Report 
Number in the CFA proposed budget; (3) the line item proposed to be changed, deleted, or 
added; (4) the proposed dollar amount adjustment to the line item, and (5) the basis for 
which such proposed adjustment is being made. 

RULE 17. UNDEBATABLE MOTIONS: 

The following motions shall be acted upon without debate: 

1 . To adjourn, when unqualified, except to adjourn the Conference finally 

2. To suspend the rules 

3. To lay on the table 

4. To take from the table 

5. To call for the previous question 

6. To reconsider a non-debatable motion 

7. To limit or extend the limits of debate 

8. To call for the orders of the day 

9. To alter voting procedure 

10. To divide the question (if objection by a delegate is made). 
RULE 18. RIGHTS OF THE MAIN QUESTION: 

The main question may be opened to debate under the following motions: to adopt, to commit or 
refer, to substitute, to postpone, and to reconsider. No new motion, resolution, or subject shall be 
entertained until the one under consideration shall have been disposed of. The foregoing does not 
apply to secondary motions if otherwise allowable in the existing parliamentary situation. 
RULE 19. PRECEDENCE OF SECONDARY MOTIONS: 

If any one or more of the following motions shall be made when one or more other motions are 
pending, the order of their precedence in relation to one another shall be the same as the order of 
their listing below: 

1. To fix the time to which the Conference shall adjourn. (This motion is subject to 
amendment, or it may be laid on the table.) 

2. To adjourn 

3. To take recess 

4. To order the previous question 

5. To lay on the table 

6. To limit or extend the limits of debate 

7. To postpone to a given time 

8. To commit or refer 

9. To amend or to substitute (one amendment being allowed to an amendment) 

10. To postpone indefinitely 

RULE 20. TABLING RELATED MOTIONS: 

No motion, which adheres to another motion, or has another motion adhering to it, can be laid on the 

table by itself. Such motions, if laid on the table, carry with them the motions to which they 

respectively adhere, or which adhere to them. 

RULE 21. REFERRING REPORTS, ETC.: 

It shall be in order for the Conference to refer to a committee a section or a part of a report or 

resolution, which is before the Conference for consideration, or any amendment offered thereto. 

RULE 22. PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERATION OF SUBSTITUTES: 

When a resolution or committee report is properly before the Conference for consideration and action, 

even if amendments thereto are pending, a substitute therefore may be offered by any member 

moving that the same be substituted for the report or resolution under consideration. The Conference 

shall then proceed first to perfect the original report or resolution, including consideration and action 






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upon any amendments which may be offered to it. The same perfecting process shall then be 
followed with respect to the substitute. The question shall then be put first on the motion to 
substitute, followed by the motion to adopt the report or resolution; provided, however, that the motion 
for the previous question shall not be in order on the adoption of the report or recommendation or on I 
making the proposed substitution until opportunity has been given for at least two (2) members to 
speak on each side of the question of substitution or adoption. 
RULE 23. PREVIOUS QUESTION: 

When any member moves the previous question (that is, that the vote be now taken on the motion or 
motions pending), he/she shall indicate to what he/she intends it to apply, if any secondary motion or 
motions are also pending. If he/she does not so indicate, it shall be regarded as applying only to the 
immediately pending question. This motion shall be taken without debate, and shall require a two- 
thirds (2/3) vote of those present and voting for its adoption; and if it is accepted, the vote shall be 
taken on the motion or motions to which it applies without further debate. 
RULE 24. MOTION AFTER SPEECH: 

It shall not be in order for a member immediately after discussing a pending question, and before 
relinquishing the floor, to make a motion whose adoption would limit or stop debate. 
RULE 25. EXCEPTIONS TO MAJORITY VOTE: 

A majority of those voting, a quorum being present, shall decide all questions with the following 
exceptions: 

1. One-third (1/3) of those present and voting shall suffice to sustain a call for a count vote in 
case the decision of the chair is doubted. A tie vote sustains the chair. 

2. A call for a vote by orders shall prevail if sustained by one-third (1/3) of the members of the 
order from which the call came, present and voting. 

3. A two-thirds (2/3) vote shall be required to sustain a motion to suspend or amend the rules; 
to sustain a motion for the previous question; to set aside a special order; to consider a 
special order before the time set therefor; to sustain the request of the Committee on 
Courtesies and Privileges for the presentation of any person on the final day of the Annual 
Conference. 

RULE 26. RECONSIDERATION: 

A motion to reconsider an action of the Conference shall be in order at any time if offered by a 
member who voted with the prevailing side. If the motion proposed for reconsideration is non- 
debatable, the motion to reconsider may not be debated. 
RULE 27. CALENDARS, REGULAR AND NON-CONCURRENCE: 

The Secretary shall keep a chronological record of orders of the day and of reports of committees, 
which record shall be called the Calendar, and the matter of business placed on it shall be considered 
as recommended by the Committee on Agenda (the Cabinet) to the Conference, unless by a two- 
thirds (2/3) vote of the Conference an item is taken out of its order. 

When a committee, presents a report on a given subject, as part of its report, it must also list the 
numbers of all petitions relating to this subject on which the committee voted non-concurrence. 
RULE 28. MOTION TO ADJOURN IN ORDER EXCEPT: 

The motion to adjourn, when unqualified, shall be taken without debate, and shall always be in order, 
except: 

1 . When a member has the floor. 

2. When a question is actually put, or a vote is being taken, and before it is finally decided. 

3. When the previous question has been ordered and action thereunder is pending. 

4. When a motion to adjourn has been lost, and no business or debate has intervened. 

5. When the motion to fix the time to which the Conference shall adjourn is pending. 

The foregoing does not apply to a motion for final adjournment of the Conference. 

RULE 29. SPEAKERS FOR AND AGAINST: 

When the report of a subject is under consideration, it shall be the duty of the presiding officer to 
ascertain, when he/she recognizes a member of the Conference, on which side he/she proposes to 
speak; and he/she shall not assign the floor to any member proposing to speak on the same side of 
the pending question as the speaker immediately preceding if any member desires to speak on the 
other side thereof. 

Except for undebatable motions, no motion shall be adopted or question relating to the same decided 
without opportunity having been given for at least two speeches for and two against the said 
proposal, provided that right is claimed before the chairperson or duly authorized member 



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representing the committee's report or the minority report, if there be such, has been recognized by 
the presiding officer to close the debate. 

When all have spoken who desire to do so, or when (and after) the previous question has been 

ordered, the chairperson and/or duly authorized member or members presenting a committee's report 

(and a minority report if there be one) shall be entitled to speak before the vote is taken. This right of 

the chairperson and/or other member or members to close the debate shall prevail in like manner to a 

limit of five minutes when a vote is about to be taken on a motion to amend, to substitute, to 

postpone, to refer, or to lay on the table or any other motion whose adoption would vitally affect the 

report under consideration; provided, that this five minute limit shall not apply to a motion to substitute 

a minority report for a regular (majority) report of a committee. 

RULE 30. EFFECTIVE DATE: 

All actions of the Annual Conference shall become effective upon the final adjournment of the session 

of the Annual Conference at which they are enacted, unless otherwise specified, except as provided 

otherwise in the Discipline. 

RULE 31. SUSPENSION OF RULES: 

The operation of any of the provisions of these Rules of Order may be suspended at any time by a 

two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Conference. 

RULE 32. ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY: 

In any parliamentary situation not clearly covered by these Rules of Order, the Annual Conference 

shall be governed by the current edition of Robert's Rules. 



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Service of Ordination and Commissioning at the River Center. 




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I 



In Memoriam 

The honored T>ead 
June 2006- May 2007 

CCergy 

DonaCdL. JCuguCey 

HusseCCL. Jones 

JfaroCdlV. Longfellow 

TerraC'T. Lowe 

S. JACvin Mayo 

Murdock M. SneCCing, Jr. 

QiC6ert 3{. 'Wade, Jr. 

MeCvin D. Zerger 

DiaconaC Minister 
(gforia CCaire Chapman 

Spouses ofCCergy 

MariCyn S. 'BCount (Mrs. JCenry C, Jr.) 

Connie I. CuppCes (Mrs. J. Tl) 

"Eunice JrankCin (Mrs. JAdam) 

JAdeCaide Ji. Jrazier (Mrs. CCyde) 

TarCine L. Jferr (Mrs. CCeveCand) 

5 Louise McCutcheon (Mrs. yvittiam M.) 

MabeC'B. McQuire (Mrs. DougCas L.) 

TveCyn Q. MerriCC (Mrs. MerCin) 

(gCennie D. Shearer (Mrs. John) 

Jane Sherman (Mrs. Qeorge) 

Leona Smith (Mrs. James) 

Sunny *B. IVaCker (Mrs. CharCes) 

Xva Jo 'WiCCiams (Mrs. LCoyd) 

Mary IVineinger (Mrs. VonaCd) 



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XI. MEMOIRS 



MARILYN SPEEDE BLOUNT 
APRIL 28, 1928 - JULY 5, 2006 

Marilyn Speede Blount was born April 28, 1928 in Richton, Mississippi. She finished 
high school in Hattiesburg, and graduated from Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississippi 
in 1949. Her parents were John R. and Carrie Speede. She is survived by two sisters: 
Mary Anne Catlett of Meridian, and Myrna Ludlow of Biloxi, Mississippi. 

Marilyn married Henry Blount in Meridian, Mississippi, and they had five children: 
Becky Watkins, Mona Cotton, Cindy Price, Steve Blount, and Chris Blount. They also 
have 1 1 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Marilyn died of heart congestion in Kinsley Place, Alexandria, Louisiana on July 5, 2006. 
Her memorial service was held at First UMC, Alexandria. Burial was in the Methodist 
cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana. 

Saint Paul wrote of the "fruit of the spirit. " He said it is "love, joy, peace, patience, 
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." (Galatians 5:22) 

Words create images for us and the image these words bring to my mind is the smiling, 
gentle and beautiful face of Marilyn Blount. If ever there was one who embodied these 
words, it was Marilyn. 

The earth was kinder because Marilyn lived upon it. Like all truly kind people, Marilyn 
blessed us by just being herself. Soft-spoken and welcoming, Marilyn helped others feel 
better just because they were in her presence. 

I met Marilyn in my early teenage years. I was just wading into the big scary river of 
being on my own. I was up to my knees in relationships, up to my waist in school and 
studies, and way out over my head trying to figure out what my life was to be about. So 
Marilyn and Henry tossed me a life preserver in the form of love and acceptance. They 
took me into their home and made me feel part of the family. 

Marilyn became for me a bouquet of grace. Like any bouquet worth its pollen and petals, 
she smelled good. And it wasn't just what she dabbed on her neck and wrists. She 
smelled like home. She could walk into a room and her presence gave everything and 
everyone the sweet aroma of belonging. The pleasing perfume of welcome. The friendly 
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Many times, after a long and tedious week at school and work, (and there were plenty of 
those,) I would go over to the Blount house on a Saturday and Marilyn would offer me a 
blossom of grace with a smile and hug. She scattered her grace blossoms to a large brood 
of children, yet always had more to spare for a truly lonely young man. She always 
seemed to have enough flowers in her bouquet to go around. 

Everyone loved her, but none more than Henry. Marilyn was a beautiful woman. A 
head-turner. And Henry adored her. Our straight-laced minister could be reduced to a 
puddle of marshmallow cream when Marilyn dressed up and sashayed into the room. 
And Henry was not only enamored of her in finery. He proved himself the hallmark of 
loyalty to Marilyn as she spent her last years in the ethers of Alzheimer's. 

Grace - like joy and all fruit of the spirit - usually shows up when you least expect it. 
And often when you most need it. There's no predicting grace. You can't pin it down or 
nail it up or make it happen. Mercurial by nature, you can no more hold on to it than you 
can cage the wind or curb love's passion. As potent as the tides and as gentle as baby 
breath, grace can reshape your landscape and redecorate your living room. 

Marilyn graced my life and so many others with her abundant blossoms of kindness. 
She's gone now; but I can smell her still. The sweet aroma of acceptance. The fragrant 
perfume of welcome. The blessed scent of home. 

Rest well, dear Marilyn. You have been a blessing to all fortunate enough to have known 
you. 

The Rev. Dr. Chris Andrews 
Friend (and "Adopted" Son) 



GLORIA CLAIRE ELIZABETH DIX CHAPMAN 
NOVEMBER 3, 1924 - OCTOBER 16, 2006 

Gloria Claire Elizabeth Dix Chapman was born in Oriole, Maryland on November 3, 
1924, the daughter of Ellis Belle Adams and the Rev. Seldon G. Dix. She died on 
October 16, 2006. 

Gloria was a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she 
earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and French. She went on to attend Howard 
University and earn a Master of Arts degree in English. She then began her profession in 
education in 1945, by accepting a position in the English Department at Florida A & M 
University, Tallahassee, Florida. 

Gloria met and married the love of her life while on staff teaching at F.A.M.U., Carlyle 
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they moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they resided and lived their lives together. 
They were blessed in their union to have two sons, Carlyle, Jr. and Seldon Edward. 

Gloria, upon moving to Baton Rouge, started a 40-year career in the East Baton Rouge 
School System by accepting a position in teaching at Cheneyville High School. 

In 1964, Gloria earned a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from the 
University of Texas. She then returned to Baton Rouge and was placed at McKinley 
Junior High as an Assistant Principal, then Capitol Senior High School, and then she was 
appointed to Tara High School at the same position. 

Gloria's position at Tara High School was a historical milestone in the community of 
Baton Rouge. She was the first African- American person, male or female, to hold a 
position with title and authority at a school with a predominately white student 
population in East Baton Rouge School System. Gloria Chapman effectively held the 
Assistant Principal position at Tara High School for twenty years. 

She was a member of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church for more than fifty 
years. She was very active and faithful in the Combined Choir and United Methodist 
Women. She felt strongly, upon the retirement from the school system, that she wanted 
to do more for God, the church, and the community. She broadened her strong, sincere, 
and servant commitment by pursuing studies and the discipline required to become a 
Diaconal Minister. She was active with the Evangelism and Shepherding Ministry at 
Camphor. Between 2000 and 2004 she suffered three strokes. Even though she suffered 
the strokes and started residing at the Lakewood Quarters Assisted Living Community, 
Gloria frequently taught Bible study, led prayer meetings, played in the hand bell choir, 
and wrote words for the youth at Camphor to make songs while residing there. 

Gloria Claire Elizabeth Dix Chapman had a warm smile, encouraging spirit, loving heart, 
quick wit and ever-youthful beauty that were the hallmarks of her life. She was a 
courageous wife, mother, educator, and minister. Her concern for others and 
commitment to share with others were even evident in her connections with numerous 
civic and community organizations. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 
Inc., The Links, Inc., and The Flower Lover's Garden Club. 

Gloria loved her family, church and community, but she also loved reading literature, 
poetry and the Bible scriptures. On July 4, 2006 she suffered her fourth stroke. She was 
not able to completely recover. Her son wanted to give her the best care. Carlyle moved 
her to Dallas to reside near him where she died on October 16, 2006. 

She leaves to mourn her death and to celebrate her faithful life, her son Attorney Carlyle 
Chapman, Jr. and his wife Gloria Oglesby Chapman of Dallas, Texas; her granddaughter 
Dr. Erin D. Chapman of Oxford, Mississippi; her grandson, Carlyle Chapman III of 
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Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carlyle Sr., and her son, Seldon 
Edward. 

In Heavenly love and abiding, 

No change my heart shall fear, 

And safe is such confiding, 

For nothing changes here. 

The storm may roar without me. 

My heart may low be laid. 

But, God is round about me 

And can I be dismayed. 



Apples of Gold 
By Jo Petty 



Rev. Darlene A. Moore 



CONSTANCE MAE INGRAM YANCEY CUPPLES 
MARCH 28, 1937 - AUGUST 11, 2006 

Constance Mae Ingram Yancey Cupples was born March 28, 1937, in San Diego, 
California. She was the only child of Milton T. Ingram and Anne Hoffler Ingram. Her 
father was in the Navy and traveled throughout the United States. The family settled in 
Louisiana near relatives upon his retirement from the Navy. 

Connie attended Louisiana College upon completing high school, majoring in education. 
After attaining her degree she taught school in Georgia and Arkansas, as well as her 
home state of Louisiana. She retired the second time from teaching from Northwood 
High School as a Title I math teacher in May 2006. 

She married Robert Yancey and had three children: Turner, Anita, and Sarah. Later she 
married Rev. J.T. Cupples. His children became hers and are still considered part of the 
extended family. Ms. Connie helped with his ministry at several churches in the Central 
Louisiana area until his death in 2000. 

Ms. Connie was an affectionate, caring wife, mother, teacher, friend and above all a 
Christian. She was the prayer warrior for her family and friends. When called upon she 
was ready and willing to serve for her Lord. When asked to help, you could always find 
Ms. Connie or "Nana" in the kitchen or fellowship hall. She enjoyed food, whether 
preparing or sharing. You would often find her volunteering in the neighboring churches 
Vacation Bible Schools, helping fix and/or serve the food for their bodies and also 
serving scripture for their souls. 

God called a great saint home on August 11, 2006. Her family, friends, and colleagues 
miss her smile, laughter, and her prayers. 



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ADELAIDE HENRY FRAZIER 
APRIL 1, 1923 - JANUARY 13, 2007 

Adelaide Henry was born April 1, 1923, in Concord, North Carolina, a small mill towni 
near Charlotte. She was the youngest of three children. Her father, Charles Aubrey 
Henry, had a barbershop in town and her mother, Pearl Stuart, was a homemaker. 

Before she graduated from high school in Concord, her interest in the theater was evident. 
She played in a production of "Little Women." This love of the theater endured 
throughout her life and was indulged by her frequent trips to London with her beloved 
brother Stuart and also her husband. 

In the early 1940's, she moved to Miami, Florida to attend the University of Miami in 
Coral Gables. During those years she lived with relatives, her aunt Helena. It was there 
that she met her husband, Clyde Frazier. They married in Jacksonville, Florida on June 
3, 1946. 

After graduating from college with a degree in English, she and her husband moved to 
Atlanta, Georgia, where they lived while Clyde attended seminary at Emory University. 
On August 22, 1947, her first son, Clyde Frazier, III was born. Adelaide returned to her 
parents' home in Concord for the birth. 

The young couple moved to Louisiana in the late 1940's when Clyde was assigned to the 
Louisiana Methodist Conference. They started their 50-year Louisiana residency in 
Tensas parish at St. Joseph, Louisiana. Adelaide taught English and was very happy with 
the move, since it brought her closer to her brother, Stuart, an ordained Presbyterian 
minister who served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Natchez, Mississippi 
from 1937-1955. On January 2, 1950 her daughter, Adelaide Stuart, was born in 
Natchez. 

In 1951 the family moved to New Orleans, where Clyde served as pastor of the Lake 
Vista Methodist Church, a job he held for 18 years. A year later, on August 16, 1952, 
William Aubrey Frazier was born. Adelaide kept busy rearing the three children, teaching 
Sunday school, giving book reviews for women's organizations, leading a Girl Scout 
troop, playing bridge, square dancing, and playing golf with Clyde. Around 1965 she 
took a creative writing class at Tulane University. She also taught in a program designed 
to help poor, unemployed women improve their English skills to re-enter the job market. 

Another move occurred in 1969 to Monroe, Louisiana, when Clyde went to St. Paul's. 
With the two older children away at college, she enrolled in the Master's program at 
Northeast Louisiana University. She wrote her thesis on the southern writer Carson 
McCullers. She joined the English faculty at Northeast as an Instructor in the early 
1970's and continued teaching for over 20 years. 



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When Clyde next moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1977, as pastor of Asbury Methodist 
Church, Adelaide taught at Southwestern. Although she lived in Lafayette for only 2 
years, she made lasting friendships with her colleagues at the university. 

Adelaide returned to New Orleans in 1979, when Clyde became Senior Minister at Rayne 
Memorial. She taught briefly at Loyola before joining the faculty at UNO. Combining 
her knowledge of the Bible with her love of English, she developed a course that was 
very popular with the students, "The Bible as Literature." She remained in the UNO 
English department until her retirement in 2001. She was in North Carolina when she 
died on January 13, 2007. 

Delia Frazier 



EARLINE LEBLANC HERR 
SEPTEMBER 4, 1929 - OCTOBER 24, 2006 

Born in Gretna, Louisiana, before there were bridges to New Orleans, and when folks 
dressed up to go to town, by way of a ferry, Earline was the oldest of two daughters. She 
met her future husband, Cleve, at the age of 15, while taking the ferry. She would not 
date him, unless he went to church with her. He did. 

Four years later, they would marry. Six and a half years later the first of two daughters 
would arrive. Ten more years would rush by. The year is 1965; Earline decides (when 
most women, are stay-at-home moms, and women's lib is in its infancy) to go to work to 
help support the family, so Cleve can answer a call from God, at the age of 40, to become 
a minister. 

The 4-year college thing would stretch into a good 10 years, with Cleve graduating from 
Tulane University in 1973, coinciding with daughter, Stephanie's graduation from high 
school. There would be another 3 years of seminary before Cleve would go on to be 
ordained a full fledged minister. 

All this time, while working full time at Motors Insurance Corp., Earline managed to still 
be available for school functions at night, throwing together many a meal on the run, 
before microwave ovens or decent T.V. dinners. She attended church regularly on 
Sundays, often teaching Sunday school. She occasionally threw together a play, sang in 
the choir, played the organ (never having taken formal music lessons), and attended night 
time prayer meetings. 

She was also the keeper of the calendar, reminding everyone where they needed to be and 
what time to be there. She was the chauffer to school, activities, and doctor 
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She proof-read and typed many a school paper for Cleve, as well as daughters, Stephanie 
and Lisa. She had no maid, and her mother, Grandma Mabel, was the Child Care. 

After Cleve passed away in 1998, she continues to attend Gretna United Methodist 
Church, the church they rejoined after retiring, and moving back to Gretna. This was the 
church they belonged to, before Cleve went into the ministry. 

In 2000, Earline was blessed with a great-grandson, Damion whom she helped raise. She 
spent two years taking care of her dear sister, Jackie until her passing the day before 
Earline' s 75 th birthday, in 2004. 

Earline stayed home, alone for Katrina, refusing to evacuate. A week later, when her 
daughter, Stephanie, and her family came to rescue her, they found her house to be 
hidden by branches, just as Stephanie had prayed that God hide her house and keep her 
safe. 

Shortly after her birthday, in September 2006, Earline thought she had bronchitis. 
Subsequently, she developed pneumonia, and then had a stroke, which contributed to her 
passing at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana. 

She truly let her light shine. Well done faithful servant! 



MAJOR DONALD LEE HUGULEY 
MARCH 24, 1934 - NOVEMBER 7, 2006 

Major Donald Lee Huguley, 72, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006 after a sudden illness. 
Don was born on March 24, 1934 in Washington, DC to Claude Cayce and Ethel Pitts 
Huguley as a twin to his brother Robert Lewis Huguley. He grew up in and around 
Washington, DC and Fairfax, VA. Just prior to junior high he met his future wife, Nancy 
Roberts Waple Huguely, when he responded as a youth volunteer firefighter to the 
general store her dad, Raymond Randolph Waple, managed. 

Upon graduation from Fairfax High School, Don entered Bullis Preparatory Academy to 
prepare for entering the US Naval Academy. He was a 1957 graduate of the US Naval 
Academy. Prior to taking a commission as an Air Force officer, Don was reduced to 
tears in the Naval Flight Surgeon office when the doctor told him he hoped he didn't have 
his heart set on flying since he was unable to pass the eye-crossing requirements Naval 
aviation had. He passed the AF requirements with flying colors and after attending a 
quick charm school on AF customs and courtesies he was off for AF flight training. It 
was while at AF pilot training Don Jr. came along — 1 8 days prior to the first of many 
military moves, this one to Big Springs, Texas for additional graduate flight training. His 
first active duty flying assignment was in KC97's at Chennault AFB in Lake Charles 
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born. Following Selfridge, Don was picked to attend graduate school at the University of 
Oklahoma where he got his BS and MS in Civil Engineering. Norman Oklahoma was 
where Matthew was born and where he was buried after only spending 4 months in the 
Huguley family. 

Following Oklahoma, Don was sent to fly C-130's in Vietnam. After Vietnam he was 
assigned as the commander of the RAF Upper Heyford Civil Engineering squadron in 
Oxfordshire England. David was born at South Ruislip, near London and carried a dual 
citizenship for a number of years. From England, Don was reassigned to Barksdale AFB 
where he was again in Civil Engineering running Red Horse units and later flying as a T- 
39 pilot. He retired from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana in 1979. Just prior to retiring, Don 
worked on an MBA with Louisiana Tech and with Nancy became business owners of 
Camp n' Canoe, a Bossier City Louisiana camping store. Don also embarked on a 20 
year venture as a business, statistics and business law teacher at BPCC. He had a brief 
stint as a pilot for Royal Airlines and Shreveport Aviation before Nancy shot down his 
post AF flying aspirations. 

In 1994, Don Jr. asked Don to attend a men's retreat in Kerrville, Texas. Don had for 
years taught and attended Bible study classes and Sunday school, and even preached on 
the local pastor circuit in England. Upon returning to Bossier City, Don discovered that 
an identical Men's Emmaus walk had just taken place the same weekend in Northern 
Louisiana. He and Nancy then became immersed in the Emmaus community. This led to 
Don's decision to embark on a third career, and he began the rigorous process of 
becoming a United Methodist preacher by taking classes in Jackson Mississippi and 
preaching as Pastor of Pine Grove UMC and Pleasant Valley UMC. Don was an active 
member of Cross Bayou Emmaus Community and Bossier FUMC, serving as Men's 
Prayer breakfast speaker, long-time teacher of Midyette Sunday School class and 
Disciple teacher. He was WM of W.H. Booth Lodge #380 and was a Shriner~Don had 
been in DeMolay (a youth branch of the Masonic movement) and went through Blue 
Lodge and Scottish rite in Guthrie Oklahoma and remained active with the Mason's in 
England. 

Don spent many years involved with Norwela Council BSA, having been active in 
Scouting with Don Jr. in England. Don was a Scoutmaster for Troop 220, having 
previously spent many years as an adult volunteer with Troop 202. He took Boy Scouts 
to Philmont in 1972 and 1974. He took a troop to the 1973 National Jamboree. He was a 
Vigil Honor in Caddo Lodge, was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and was a 
Woodbadger. 

Don fed his lifetime love of sailing by being active in the Shreveport Yacht Club since 
1994. He sailed on the USNA sailing team and spent many summers with Nancy, his 
twin Bob and wife Bo sailing the Chesapeake Bay and attended a boat building course in 
Maine to build a small wooden boat. 

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ethel Huguley; his brother, Buddy; 
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Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery, 
Arlington, Virginia. 



RUSSELL L. JONES, SR. 
SEPTEMBER 20, 1948 - JUNE 10, 2006 

"And I will pray to the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may 
abide with you forever." 

-John 14:16- 

On Saturday, June 10, 2006, Reverend Russell L. Jones, Sr. peacefully transitioned into 
eternal rest with his Father. 

Reverend Jones was born to the union of Leonard and Lottie Jones on September 20, 
1948 in New Iberia, Louisiana. 

Within the New Iberia school system, he attended A. B. Simon Elementary and Jonas 
Henderson High School. Reverend Jones was an exceptional student, who excelled both 
academically, as well as, musically. He was a musician who played the saxophone, 
piano, and organ. Upon graduation from high school, Reverend Jones attended Dillard 
University in New Orleans where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He 
then pursued theological training at the Interdenominational Theological Center-Gammon 
Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. After completion of his studies there, he 
received a Master of Divinity degree. 

Reverend Jones was ordained a Deacon in 1967, and subsequently an Elder in 1970, in 
the United Methodist Church. 

Reverend Jones had a dual career as an educator and pastor. He served as principal of 
Sager Brown Elementary in Baldwin, Louisiana for a year and a half, and later instructed 
at Carver High School, and Augustine Middle School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He 
retired after twenty-four years of service in the New Orleans Public School System. 
Within the United Methodist Church, his conference charges included St. Matthew, 
Haven, and St. Mark United Methodist Churches. As pastor, Reverend Jones extended 
himself to his congregations without fail. His legacy was his mastery of the English 
language, the importance of teaching the Word of God, and his dedication to ALL 
members of his congregation. 

Reverend Jones was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Hayes Jones and his son, 
Russell "Rusty" L. Jones, Jr. 

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn R. Jones; brother, Reverend William Jones, Sr. 
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Ogden and David B. Ogden; step-daughter, Dr. Moira L. Ogden; godchild, Jansen Leray, 
and a host of other relatives and friends. 



HAROLD WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW 
OCTOBER 27, 1927 - JUNE 28, 2006 

Harold Longfellow was born October 27, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois and died on June 28, 
2006 in Waynesboro, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Allena J. 
Longfellow, an English professor at LSU-S. He is survived by his sons, Philip and 
Jonathan; a daughter, Rebecca; a sister, Nina; two grandsons, Philip, Jr. and Jesse; and 
three granddaughters, Rachel, Allena, and Alice. 

Harold began his ministry in the Texas Conference. He moved to the Virginia 
Conference where he served churches in the Charlottesville District. In the mid-1960's 
he moved to the Louisiana Conference where he served at Doyline, Sibley, Wynn 
Memorial, and Epps. He retired from the Louisiana Conference and spent a lot of time 
traveling. In his retirement he also became interested in genealogy and enjoyed working 
on his family tree. 

When I think of my father, the phrase, "Practice what you preach," comes to mind. What 
he said in the pulpit, he did his best to practice in his daily life. Whether it was regular 
tithing, serving others through support of missionaries and going on mission trips, 
reaching out to youth and children through youth group activities and camp, or 
giving clothes to people who needed them, he practiced what he preached. Giving of 
time, talents, clothes, and money seemed to come natural to him. He continued to reach 
out to others just months before he died by making a final mission trip to Dulac, 
Louisiana to help in the recovery effort following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 

Some will remember him for his sermons; some will remember him for his sense of 
humor; others will remember his involvement in mission work; and many will remember 
him for his love of fried chicken. His grandchildren will remember him as "Booger", but 
to me he will always just be Daddy. He helped me to be the person I am today and he 
gave me many memories and stories which I will treasure and share with others. I give 
thanks to God for his life and example. 

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TERRAL T. LOWE 
JANUARY 11, 1927 - OCTOBER 22, 2006 

Affectionately known in later years as "Brother T", Terral was born at Route 4, Minden, 
Louisiana on January 11, 1927. He went home to be with his Lord, Sunday evening, 
October 22, 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Terral and Evelyn were married December 24, 1947. They had two children, a daughter, 
Terrie (Lowe) Westbrook, and a son, Timothy. 

A graduate of Centenary College, Terral was a full-time Methodist minister in the 
Ruston, Monroe, and Alexandria districts, pastoring 16 churches (some of them more 
than once) over a period of 40 years. After his retirement, he and Evelyn managed Caney 
Conference Center in Minden for 12 years until his second retirement in 2001. He then 
became pastor of Whitehall United Methodist Church in Claiborne Parish where he was 
appointed for his fourth year in June of 2006. 

Terral was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Eunice Lowe; brothers Prentiss, 
William, Herbert, Eldred, and sister Lalia Perryman. 

Remaining to cherish his memory are his loving wife of over 58 years, Evelyn Cox 
Lowe; daughter, Terrie and husband Ben Westbrook; son, Timothy and wife Martha; and 
grandchildren Leslie Westbrook and wife Laura; Seanna and Aaron Lowe. He is also 
survived by his sisters, Mary Cassels; Margaret and husband Harry Dodez; brother 
Winston and wife Eva, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 

In 1937, Evelyn remembers her father coming home and telling the family that Mr. Perry 
Lowe (Terral' s father) was killed by a train. After the accident, a ten year old Terral 
promised God that if he would just take care of him and the family he would never give 
his mother any trouble, and he kept that vow. 

People who knew him would agree that he was a faithful minister of the Gospel of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, and they appreciated his love for people and his wonderful sense of 
humor. 

J. Roddy Taylor 



SEAMAN ALVIN MAYO 
OCTOBER 10, 1927 - DECEMBER 18, 2006 

Seaman Alvin Mayo was born in the Methodist parsonage in Clay, Louisiana on October 
10, 1927, to Rev. Claudius Herman Mayo and Lucinda Beula "Dolly" (Hoffpauir) Mayo. 
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grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Mayo, by Bishop Sam R. Hay of Houston, Texas, 
assisted by Rev. R. H. Wynn. Water used was brought from the River Jordan by his 
grandfather Mayo. Bishop Hay was in Lake Charles for the laying of the cornerstone of 
the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Alvin made a profession of faith at the age of five years and early felt the call to the 
ministry. His greatest love was teaching the Bible. He enjoyed taking tapes of services 
to shut-ins and preaching in nursing homes. 

He also loved music. He sang, played the auto-harp and other instruments. He and his 
wife had a radio program in the sixties called "Hymntime, With the Old Fashioned Pump 
Organ," on KDXI in Mansfield, Louisiana. 

He ministered seven years in the Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma and pastored 3 1 
churches in the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

He graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1946 and from Bethany Peniel College, 
receiving his Th. B., in 1952. He attended the Courses of Study School at Perkins School 
of Theology in Dallas, Texas. 

He was united in marriage to Donalda Jane Baldwin on September 28, 1952, in Bethany, 
Oklahoma and to this union three children, Donalvin Lee, Delwyn Loy and Cindy Jane 
were born. 

He is "Grandpa" to Shellini, Melinda, Timothy and Jeremy, children of native pastor and 
wife, Saheed and Merlin Mohamed in Guayana, South America. 

He retired to Cushing, Oklahoma near his wife's parents. In his retirement years he 
served as substitute Sunday School Teacher, taught a U.M.W. Bible Study, did tape 
ministry and other ministries. 

For leisure time he liked rocking while listening to gospel music on radio, tapes and CDs. 

He passed away on Monday, December 18, 2006, at his residence. He is survived by his 
wife of over 54 years, Donalda of the home; two sons, Donalvin of the home, Delwyn of 
Bethany, Oklahoma; one daughter, Cindy Jane Freeman and her husband David of 
Marrero, Louisiana; two sisters, Dorothy Helen Daigel of California and Minnie Ruth 
Sayes of Louisiana; several nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. In addition 
to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Claudius Augustus Mayo and 
Herman Francis Mayo and one sister Emma Lisa McFillen. 

Funeral services were held December 22, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist 
Church, Cushing, Oklahoma. 

He is still dearly loved and greatly missed. 

Family 



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LOUISE MELVIN McCUTCHEON 
NOVEMBER 20, 1925 - FEBRUARY 17, 2007 

Louise Melvin McCutcheon was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on November 20, 1925 to 
"Kentucky Pioneer Stock." Her mother was Stella Summerville, and her father, Edgar A. 
Melvin, moved his family to Winter Haven, Florida shortly after her birth for reasons of 
his health and there he opened and operated a dairy farm the rest of his life. There Louise 
grew up with her brother and two sisters. 

Before she was out of elementary school she knew Bill McCutcheon, and in 1941 while 
she was still a sophomore in high school she started dating him. Five years later, on 
February 6, 1946, they married. Bill was still in the U. S. Navy. They were married for 
61 years and 11 days when Louise died on February 17, 2007 and returned into the care 
of her Heavenly Father. 

Louise's calling in life was as "homemaker," and she pursued that calling with great 
dedication and love. She made her home a sanctuary for her husband and the four 
children she produced and raised. Her family was her life. 

Louise's "Celebration" Memorial Service was held at the North Highlands United 
Methodist Church in Shreveport on February 23, 2007 with the Reverend John G. 
Deschner officiating. It was the church where 43 years previously she and her family had 
been active members and she had been the Children's Sunday School Superintendent in 
1964. It was that year that she and Bill left North Highlands for Bill to attend Candler 
School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia in preparation for full time ministry in the 
Methodist Church. 

After the seminary experience, Louise and Bill returned to Shreveport and to the 
Louisiana Conference for Bill to first serve as Associate Pastor at First Methodist Church 
for 4 years, until 1971. Along with serving as "pastor's wife," Louise worked with 
children's puppets and puppet shows. 

Following their service at First Church in Shreveport, Louise and Bill served St. Paul's in 
Baton Rouge, First United Methodist in Winnsboro and Louisiana Memorial in 
Opelousas. Besides her work with children and teaching children's Sunday School 
classes, Louise showed a special talent working with women of the church in making 
creative crafts and products for many church bazaars. She had very creative talents. But 
her children were always her main calling. 

Louise loved being a mother and a grandmother and finally a great-grandmother. Besides 
her own four children, she had fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She 
felt greatly blessed by having so many to love and be loved by. God gave her a great 
appreciation for and a love of "family." When death was near to Louise and she knew it 
would not be long, her last words to her daughter were, "I am heart broken, for I will not 
see my family again in this life." She died six and a half days later having served her 
husband, her children and her God with every thing she had. 

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MABEL BOWLING MCGUIRE 
MARCH 27, 1915 - APRIL 1, 2007 

Mabel was born in Durham County, North Carolina, where her father owned and 
operated two large farms. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard P. Bowling 
and his wife Pry or Bowers Bowling and her brothers B. P. Bowling, Jr. and wife, Verna 
and Thaddeus R. Bowling and wife, Temesia. 

In her early years, Mabel was an honor student and a champion basketball player, 
president of the local 4H Club, from which she rose to leadership on State and National 
levels, while teaching Sunday School and serving as organist in her local church. She 
later earned her way in undergraduate studies by setting hair for classmates at ten cents a 
head and then pursued graduate studies in Social Work at the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill. Returning to Durham, she was employed as a case worker in the 
local Welfare Department and eventually became Supervisor of Public Welfare for all of 
Durham County. 

In 1943, Mabel met a theological student in the Duke University Divinity School, 
Douglas McGuire from Arcadia, Louisiana. One year later, on October 11, 1944, they 
were married, and for the next sixty-two years they were sweethearts and partners in 
ministry for Jesus Christ. Their career ranged from a U.S. Navy Chaplaincy during 
World War II through pastoral appointments in the Louisiana United Methodist 
Conference to Downsville, founding Grace Church in Ruston, Park Avenue in 
Shreveport, First Church in Mansfield, Trinity in Ruston, and Broadmoor in Baton 
Rouge. Between pastorates they served the Baton Rouge, Monroe, and Ruston District 
Superintendencies. In every circumstance in which they served, Mabel was known and 
loved as the epitome of a pastor's wife. Her happy personality, mental agility and 
dedication to Christ and His Church inspired and challenged all whom she met and came 
to know. Indicative of this is the fact that, while serving as the Baton Rogue District 
Superintendent's wife, Mabel was invited several times by the Broadmoor pastor to 
participate in various studies and programs. Later when there was to be a change in 
pastors at Broadmoor, the bishop approached the church about sending the McGuires to 
serve them. The PPR Committee sent the bishop an official word that, if he would send 
Mabel, they would take Doug! 

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Douglas L. McGuire, her daughters and sons-in-law 
Sandi and John Hebley of Dallas, Texas; Betsy and Hank Teuton of Williamsburg, 
Virginia; and Vicki McGuire of Ruston, Louisiana; grandchildren Heidi and Jason 
Stoddard of Allen, Texas; and Bill and Stephanie Hengstenberg of Sherman Oaks, 
California; and great-grandsons Joshua and Jacob Stoddard and M. J. Hengstenberg. 

Mabel, my darling, Philippians 1:3 says it all: "... I thank my God on every remembrance 
of you..." Amen. 

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GLENNIE BURKHALTER SHEARER 
JANUARY 28, 1916 - DECEMBER 24, 2006 

Glennie Burkhalter Shearer was born January 28, 1916, in Corsicana, Texas, the third of 
Milo and Lucy Hall Burkhalter' s ten children. She was raised in Gibsland, Louisiana, 
and was active in the Gibsland Methodist Church. She graduated from Gibsland High 
School and began her college studies at Louisiana Tech. 

She was an accomplished musician. While a student at Louisiana Tech, she played in the 
Shreveport and Monroe symphony orchestras when the program required a xylophonist. 
She also played the piano and organ. Throughout her life, she shared her musical talents 
when churches required a pianist or organist. 

Glennie married the Rev. John B. Shearer on September 12, 1937, at Galloway Memorial 
Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. John transferred from the Louisiana to the 
Mississippi Conference and together, they served churches there prior to World War II. 

Shortly after the war started, John was drafted as an army chaplain and was stationed in 
North Africa and Italy from 1942 through 1945. With John overseas, Glennie returned to 
Gibsland with her child and four stepchildren to live with her father. There Glennie ran 
the household raising her children and caring for her younger brothers and sister while 
her mother was suffering from terminal cancer. 

When John was discharged from the Army, he transferred to the Louisiana Conference. 
He served charges in Grand Cane, Trout, Marksville, and Jackson. After raising her 
children, Glennie began teaching first grade at Jackson Elementary School. She also 
resumed her college studies, commuting to Baton Rouge for night classes after teaching 
school. She maintained this schedule several years and proudly completed her 
baccalaureate in education at Louisiana State University in 1966. Two years later, John 
had a stroke and retired from the ministry. 

She and John moved to Ruston, where Glennie purchased a home and began teaching 
first grade at Cypress Springs Elementary School. Both were active in Trinity United 
Methodist Church. During this time, Glennie also served as the pianist at the Simsboro 
United Methodist Church. She continued teaching and caring for John until his death in 
1984. 

In addition to her love of music, Glennie had a passion for genealogy. After she began 
teaching and with her children grown, she finally had the opportunity to treat herself and 
indulge her love of clothing. 

There are many saints of God. Glennie was truly one of them. Her whole life was one of 
giving - giving of herself to her husband and children, to her siblings, to her many friends 
and to her church. With Glennie, giving was not an obligation. It was a joy. She was a 
gentle, but strong and loving person. I cannot imagine anyone being blessed with a more 
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Glennie's health began declining in 2003. She had to be moved from her beloved North 
Louisiana to Huntsville, Alabama. She continued to touch the lives of her caregivers, 
always being more concerned about them than her own needs. She rejoiced in the many 
visits she received from her children, grandchildren, sister, nephews, nieces and friends 
during this time. 

Glennie died December 24, 2006. Her extended family and her friends celebrated her life 
in the Burkhalter Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church, December 28, 2006. The 
Rev. Fred Wideman officiated, and the Rev. Roily Walker delivered the eulogy. 

Milo E. Shearer 



LEONA P.T. SMITH 
MARCH 16, 1908 - JULY 29, 2006 

Mrs. Leona P.T. Smith was born March 16,1908 in Waxia, Louisiana to Emanuel 
Thomas and Louise Trent Thomas. She was lovingly referred to as "Momma". 

She was raised in Waxia, Louisiana and was married to Rev. James Smith, Sr. for 68 
years. To this union were born nine children. She was a hard worker, firm, and a loving 
mother. Her loving kindness could best be illustrated as she diligently helped to raise her 
many grands and great-grand children. She was an inspiration to all that knew her. 
Her husband, a daughter, parents, and siblings preceded her in death. 

She leaves the following loved ones to mourn her passing, to cherish her precious 
memories and to patiently await the reunion promised to us by our Lord and Savior. 
Daughters: Georgia Gayton, Dorothy McKinney and Thelma Hill. Sons: Joseph Smith, 
Theo Smith, T.J. Smith, Daniel Smith and James Smith, Jr., 35 grandchildren, 40 great- 
grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and 
friends. 

Miss Leona, as she was affectionately called sometimes, would talk and laugh with her 
children and others all the time. She was a person full of laughter. She laughed until the 
very end of her life with her daughter-in-law, Gail, and great-great-granddaughter, Ariel. 
Miss Leona, we love you and we miss your laughter. 

"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye 
have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. " 
Hebrews 13:5 

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MURDOCK M. SNELLING, JR. 
OCTOBER 21, 1926 - MAY 16, 2007 

For 80 years, Murdock M. Snelling, Jr., lived a life of service to God, Country, family, 
the City of Monroe and his fellow man. He is survived by Charlene Turner Snelling, his 
wife of 53 years, and his children, Renee Kerr, Denise Hull, and Allen Snelling. 

Murdock grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Dr. Murdock and Isabelle Snelling 
and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. John Snelling, who served the Louisiana Conference 
from 1908 to 1965. In World War II, he was a paratrooper preparing for airborne assault 
on Japan, which was circumvented by their surrender. He was a Golden Glove Boxer in 
the Army and later served as an officer in the Korean conflict and as Major in the 
reserves. 

Murdock graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was 
a founder of the Tulane Engineering Society and was active throughout his career. He 
achieved licensing as a Mechanical Engineer through self study. In individual and 
corporate practice, he was an accomplished innovator in structural design. Murdock 
served the City of Monroe as City Engineer for sixteen years. His work in the City's 
project planning process and flood control benefits the citizens of Monroe today. 

Murdock was a founder of Christian Community Ministries in Monroe and deeply cared 
for the city's homeless. He selflessly gave of his time and modest resources to fulfill 
God's charge to "feed my sheep." Upon retirement from the City of Monroe, Murdock 
became a local pastor in the Louisiana Conference and served as pastor of Baskin and 
Oak Ridge and associate pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Churches in the Monroe 
District. In 2001, he edited a narrative of the ministry of Jesus Christ based on the 
Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John which was titled The Resurrection and the 
Life. 

Throughout the lives of children, Murdock taught by word and example to love one 
another and to seek to do God's will in their lives. 

Allen Snelling 



GILBERT H. WADE, JR. 
SEPTEMBER 10, 1928 - NOVEMBER 4, 2006 

Gilbert H. Wade, Jr. completed his earthly journey on November 4, 2006, in Abbeville, 
Louisiana, after a long illness. A native of New Orleans, he was born to Gilbert and 
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His first career was in education, having taught in the Tangipahoa School system early in 
his adult life. He met the former Mamye Coburn - a colleague teacher and gifted 
musician - while living in Pontchatoula. In 1949, they married. Their union produced 
four children, Gilbert Wade, III, Kathleen Wade, Elizabeth Edwards, and Bruce Wade, all 
df whom survive him. 

filbert's passion for teaching never left him. Even after answering a call into the 
ordained ministry of the Church in 1961, Gil saw ministry as a succession of "teaching 
moments." Whether the subject matter was Scripture, Church History, or the everyday 
'stuff of life," teaching was the essential quality of his ministry. 

3ilbert served several churches. The faithful at Olla, Waterproof, First UMC Alexandria, 
Colfax, Luling, Zachary, Gonzales, Abbeville, and FUMC Baton Rouge all benefited 
? rom his ministry as pastor, preacher, and teacher. 

rlis love for opera, classical music, and gardening was expansive. He also had a 
commitment to the proper use of the English language, which he had taught, and was not 
>hy about correcting the text of any sermon copy he might have seen. Yet, Gilbert was 
iasy to be with, and often served as a "minister to ministers" who sought his counsel. 

Vlamye's death in 1990 left a huge and empty space in Gilbert's life. He soon was forced 
|o take Disability Leave because of illness, not the least of which was Parkinson's 
jlisease, which he endured the last fifteen years of his life. 

K celebration of Gilbert's life and ministry was held in the Abbeville United Methodist 
phurch on November 1 1 , 2006, with this writer as worship leader. 

Steve Caraway 



WINIFRED B. "SUNNY" WALKER 
SEPTEMBER 6, 1917 - JUNE 6, 2006 

Sunny Walker, 88, of Mart, Texas died at her home Sunday, June 4, 2006. Services were 
leld Friday, June 9, 2006 at the First United Church in Mart with Dr. Summerlin 
)fficiating. She was buried next to her husband at Garden of Memories Cemetery in 
vletairie, Louisiana. 

Sunny' s given name was Winifred. Her father began calling her Sunny at the age of six 
veeks. Because of her "sunny" personality she was known by that name her entire life. 

>unny was born September 6, 1917 in Kingston, Missouri to Robert and Audie Bethel, a 
)ioneer family. She was the fifth child born of their eight children. Sister Fern and 
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Sunny graduated from Kingston High School and was attending Colorado School of 
Mines in Greeley, Colorado when she met a graduate student named Charles 
Summerfield Walker. They were married August 1, 1936 at the home of Charles' parents 
in New Mexico. His father, the Rev. Charles Walker, performed the wedding ceremony. 

Charles and Sunny soon moved to Dallas where Charles attended Perkins School of 
Theology at SMU. So began her life as a preacher's wife. Her support and devotion to 
him made it possible for him to give time to the church and his studies. 

They served churches in Clovis, Portales, Truth or Consequences, Silver City, Kermit, 
Marfa, Marathon and Fort Davis in the New Mexico Conference. 

Charles and Sunny transferred to the Louisiana Conference, pastoring Gretna, St. Paul's, 
and Jefferson in the New Orleans area and Oak Grove in North Louisiana. They loved 
the New Orleans area and all it offered and had planned to retire there before Charles 
died suddenly in 1973. 

Sunny continued to live in Metairie and was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist 
Church. She was active in all facets of that church life. 

In 1997 she moved to Mart, Texas where her daughter and family had moved. 

She is survived by her daughters, Ann Bryant and husband Richard of Mart, Texas, 
Patricia Parker of Denver, Colorado, Celia Sue Newton and husband Mac of Bothel, 
Washington, her sons Charles R. Walker and wife Linda of Cool, California, and Richard 
E. Walker of Jackson, Mississippi, sisters Belle Cleveland and Dorothy Hawkey, nine 
grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

Sunny never met a stranger and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Her friends in 
Texas and New Orleans remember her as a wonderful and talented seamstress. She loved 
the church and was a long and faithful servant of the Lord. She lived her life knowing 
she would be with Him in her heavenly home. Sunny will be celebrated in the memories 
of her family and all of her church family. 



EVA JO WILLIAMS 
JANUARY 21, 1915 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2006 

Eva Jo Williams was born Eva Johanna Denson on January 21, 1915 in Slocum, Texas. 
She was the third child of Joseph Warren Denson and Etta Jalima Hogan Denson. The 
family moved to Montalba, Texas where Eva Jo attended school. In high school, she wasi 
on most of the girls' sports teams. She starred in basketball, softball and tennis. 

In 1935, Eva Jo met and married Loyd Elmo Williams who was a licensed preacher in the 
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fall of 1937, she and Loyd, with two small children, moved to Tehuacana, Texas for 
Loyd to attend Westminster Junior College and at the same time pastor small circuit 
churches in the area. 

Eva Jo soon learned what it meant to be a country preacher's wife. Not only was she 
expected to have her own family spotless and in attendance at all the services, which 
sometimes were at three different churches on Sunday and another one on Wednesday, 
but many times she was also the unofficial youth director and social director for the 
churches as well. 

Eva Jo and Loyd reared four children of their own, Glenda Baker, Laveda Clark, Jimmie 
Loyd Williams and Cynthia Malone and a niece, Reta Caninenberg. When her children 
were young, Eva Jo designed and made all of their clothes. She was very good at all 
kinds of needle work. She did lots of embroidery and at one time designed and made 
hats. I remember, as a child, watching her cut a pattern out of newspaper to make my 
sister and me a dress. I'm sure store-bought patterns were too expensive to buy. There 
was never any talk of not having enough money, but I'm sure it couldn't have been easy 
to raise five children on a circuit preacher's salary. 

As her children grew, Eva Jo became more active with the youth programs at their 
! churches. She and Loyd often provided instruction and entertainment for youth meetings. 
They performed skits that they themselves wrote. 

In 1952, Loyd wrote a book titled, Queen Without a Crown, and dedicated it to Eva Jo. 
[ She was his inspiration for the book which was about the joys and trials of being a 
[ preacher's wife. The book was made into a television program called, The Pure White 

\ Orchid. 

\ 

i When Loyd passed away in 1970, Eva Jo and Cynthia, with Cynthia's two boys, moved 
| to the Retired Minister' s apartments in Ruston, Louisiana. She lived there and cared for 
| the boys while Cynthia went to college. Those apartments were a life saver for her. 
! Later they moved to Monroe, Louisiana where Eva Jo attended Memorial United 

Methodist Church where Loyd had been pastor in the 1960's. She became very active 
! with the United Methodist Women where she used her talent for writing. She wrote 

several speeches and poems to use at meetings. She also helped with the annual Gumbo 
i and Craft sale at the church. Her "little pecan pies" became famous. She also developed 

other recipes that have been passed down in the family. You couldn't beat her chicken 

and dumplings, her enchiladas, or her German Sweet Chocolate Cake. 

| After all the years of being a homemaker, Eva Jo decided to try her hand at retail sales. 
She worked at Selber Brothers in Monroe for many years in their lingerie department 
i where she helped women who had undergone mastectomies to be fitted for bras. 



In 1 996, Eva Jo moved to The Oaks Nursing Home in Monroe. She lived there until she 
died from Alzheimer's disease, at the age of 91, on September 16, 2006. She had 10 
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She was buried beside Loyd in Carroll Springs Cemetery near Athens, Texas. Loyd had 
attended Carroll Springs Methodist Church as a young man and returned there to be 
pastor in the early years of his ministry. 

In his poem, The Preacher's Wife, Loyd writes a fitting tribute to Eva Jo and to all 
preacher's wives. 

When her life on earth has ended, 

And she leaves this world of sin, 

I think she'll hear Saint Peter greet her, 

"Mrs. Preacher, enter in!" 

Glenda N. Baker 



MARY NIHART WINEINGER 
JANUARY 10, 1916 - DECEMBER 4, 2006 

We were blessed to grow up in a home where our mother prayed for us each morning. 
We knew this as youngsters. We knew this in our thirties. And we knew this-even 
as we entered our sixtieth years. 

Our mother, born Mary Caroline Nihart, on January 10, 1916, in Minneapolis, Kansas, 
also prayed for others, not just those in her family. We would not know how much she 
prayed, however, until after her death at 90, in Shreveport, Louisiana, on December 4, 
2006— when we found her list of the people she prayed for every morning at the front of 
her address book. The list went on for several pages. 

Mary Caroline Nihart, the eldest of six, grew up in Lake Arthur, New Mexico and carried 
a heavy load of responsibility for her siblings early in life. But she stayed close to her 
brothers and sisters even as they spread out over the globe in later years. 

Recently, during the two-and-a-half weeks that our mother lay dying, two of her siblings,^ 
John Nihart, of Longview, Texas, and Dorothy Chandler, of St. George, Utah, joined us 
(daughters, Jean Streetman Horn of Raton, New Mexico, Bonnie Mason of Topsham 
Maine) and granddaughter, Michelle Marie Mason, of Newburyport, Massachusetts) ini 
singing hymns and reading Psalms. 

Although Mother could not actually sing or say the words, she mouthed them. You could 
tell that she believed every word in every hymn and in every prayer. Her religion was not* 
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Now of course, we could go on and on about our mother's talents. She had a brilliant 
mind, which allowed her to excel in science and get accepted into medical school, even 
though she chose instead to marry her McMurry College sweetheart, Donald Wineinger, 
in New Orleans in June of 1939. At this point, she entered the Louisiana Conference as a 
minister's wife in body, mind, and spirit. 

After her children, Jean and Bonnie, were born she became involved in their school 
activities. As a guest speaker in their classrooms, she shared her knowledge of the 
planetary system and could point out the constellations to anyone who asked. 
She enjoyed playing dominoes and other board games. And she loved it when my dad 
teased her, although, of course, she said she did not! 

She was organized. Very organized. She knew where every item and every penny she 
owned happened to be. She never got lost. Her sense of direction was always right on 
the money and if you were driving and needed a good guide, she was the one to show 
you. 

She loved literature, sewing (actually made both her daughters' wedding dresses), 
gardening, reading, writing, and current events. And she was no slouch in the politics 
department either. 

Some private matters Mary Wineinger may have kept close to her heart, but her love of 
other people, her concern for their troubles, and her generosity with her time and money 
on their behalf, never, ever will die. By way of example, she was active in Church 
Women United and the Women's Society of Christian Service. And more recently, she 
gifted Perkins School of Theology and McMurry College with funds upon her death 
for a scholarship fund and a room in a new theology building. 

But most of all, our mother believed in prayer. We can feel them now. And the 
knowledge that she is still close in our own prayers brings us comfort. We are thankful 
for her gift of prayer! 

Survivors include her siblings, John Nihart, Dorothy Chandler, and Ruth Moran; and 
daughters, Jean Streetman Horn, and Bonnie Mason; and granddaughter, Michelle Marie 
Mason. 

Bonnie W. Mason, Topsham, Maine 
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MELVIN D. ZERGER 
AUGUST 27, 1923 - FEBRUARY 2, 2007 

Rev. Melvin D. Zerger, 83, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2007 at Hutchinsoi 
Hospital, Hutchinson, Kansas. 

He was born on August 27, 1923 in Moundridge, Kansas, the son of Benjamin and Mary 
Krehbiel Zerger. He graduated from Moundridge, Kansas, High School in 1941. He 
received the call to the ministry in 1960 while living in Florida. The family moved to 
Trumbull, Nebraska where he served the United Methodist Church. He received a 
Bachelor of Arts degree from Hastings College in 1965 and graduated from St. Paul's 
School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri, in 1968. He served several different 
churches in the Nebraska Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 20 years. 
He also served the United Methodist Church in Richmond, Kansas before moving to the 
Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church where he served churches in 
Zwolle and Thibodeaux before retiring. He has been a resident of Wesley Towers, 
Hutchinson, Kansas since 2006. 



Da 



On April 8, 1947 he married Viola M. Flickner at Moundridge, Kansas. She survives 
along with three sons, Bryce Zerger, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Terry Zerger, Gunnison, 
Colorado and David Zerger and his wife Lucy, Kansas City, Missouri; seven 
grandchildren, Peter, Maggie, Andy, Robyn, Shelly, Jennifer and Heather; four great- 
grandchildren, Allison, Belah, Jonathan and Sophia; three brothers, Reuben Zerger and 
his wife Eleanor, Marion, Kansas, Benjamin Zerger and his wife Joyce, Hutchinson, 
Kansas and Theodore Zerger and his wife Vera, Salina, Kansas; four sisters, Ann Schrag 
and her husband Milo, Moundridge, Kansas, Kathleen Wedel and her husband Kermit, 
Minneapolis, Kansas Luella Loganbill and her husband Varden, Moundridge, Kansas and 
Carol Jenner, Las Cruces, New Mexico; a sister-in law, Marjean Stucky, Moundridge, 
Kansas; a sister-in-law Florene Goering and husband Jim of Hutchinson, Kansas, as well 
as numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, two brothers, Robert John and James 
Zerger and a sister Ellen Zerger preceded him in death. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 4, 2007, at 3:00 PM at Penwell-Gabel 
Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, Hutchinson, Kansas with Pastor Rick Thornton, a 
classmate from St. Paul's School of Theology, officiating. Interment took place on 
Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge, Kansas. 

Melvin was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and especially fishing throughout 
his life so the move to Zwolle, on the shores of Toledo Bend reservoir, was most 
welcome. Wherever they moved in Louisiana he and Viola enjoyed very gracious 
hospitality and upon retiring brought home with them countless stories of wonderful 
friends and neighbors, many who still correspond. 

Bryce Zerger 



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John E. 
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Donice W. 
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Tracy R. 
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Walter 
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Edwin J. 
A. Fay 
Donald 
Cyprian 
David G. 
James L. 
Leo Lonnie 
Sherman L. 
Clark Warren 
William H. 
Robert M. 
Edward L. 
Woodrow W. 
Jeffery C. 
Wallace P. 
George E. 
David A. 
Wyatt D. 
Luther A. 
Beverly E. 
J. Henry 
William T. 
Booker T. 
Razzie R. 
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Charlotte 
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Alfred M. 
Eugene A. 
Richmond 
Robert N. 
Tillman A. 
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Aamodt .2002 

Addison 1994 

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Akin 1980 

Alford 1974 

Alfred 1984 

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Alverson 2006 

Anders, Sr 2001 

Arnold 1989 

Augustine, Jr 1998 

Baker, Jr 2006 

Barabin 1986 

Barham 1991 

Barksdale 2006 

Barr-Hartung 2001 

Barrie,Sr 1995 

Barze,Jr 1981 

Bazer 2003 

Beasley 1986 

Beck 2003 

Beird 2000 

Bell 1995 

Bengtson 1981 

Bentley 1979 

Berry 1999 

Bevill 1985 

Bibbons 1978 

Blackwood 2005 

Blakely 1987 

Boddie 1974 

Boddie 1993 

Bodie 1986 

Bond 1988 

Bowdon 1980 

Bowie 1983 

Branch 1981 

Branton 1986 

Brent 2001 

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Brouillette 1976 

Brown 1972 

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3rown 1975 

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Brumfield 2005 

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William H. 
Kenneth K. 
Eddie 
Stephen P. 
John Hamilton 
William P. 
Henry 
James E. 
Olden W. 
Clyde S. 
Rupert C. 
Albert A. 
Frank C. 
AbeM. 
James E. 
Arby W. 
Jack 

R. Leonard 
Louis M. 
E. W. 
Marvin H. 
George H. 
C. J. T. 

Robert Branker 
Claude M. 
Finis A. 
J. T. 
JayV. 
Samuel Burl 
John J. 
M. L. 
Ralph M. 
Wilbur G. C. 
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Dana 

Garland Carlton 
Daniel Ray 



Burch 2000 

Burlew 1995 

Butler 1983 

Cain 2001 

Cain 1975 

Calvin 1995 

Campbell 1995 

Cansler 2000 

Caraway 1979 

Carithers 1998 

Carlstrom 1973 

Carrington 1977 

Carroll 1973 

Carruthers 1979 

Carter 1994 

Carter 1995 

Casey 1998 

Cassels 1988 

Charles 1980 

Christie 2005 

Christopher 1999 

Clark 2003 

Coles 2005 

Collins 1992 

Collins 1982 

Conerly 1993 

Constable 1993 

Coody 1985 

Cooke 1995 

Cooke 1992 

Coppage,Jr 1999 

Corley 1973 

Corley 2005 

Corry 1985 

Cotton 1988 

Crichlow,Sr 1997 

Crotwell 1979 

Crutchfield 1987 

Cupples,Jr 2000 

Daigle 1994 

Dampier 1996 

Davis 1973 

Davis 1981 

Davis 1980 

Davis, Sr 2000 

Davidson 2000 

Dawson, Jr 1993 

Dean,Jr 1997 

Deen 1995 



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Raymond P. 
Ernest M. 
Henry W. 
Luman E. 
John M. 
Edward P. 
Edgar C. 
Dell S. 
Benjamin 
Floyd M. 
David L. 
Robert C. 
Gary Lee 
Samuel P. 
Ameal D. 
Henry G. 
Pearl W. 
Harry E. 
Sandy 
M. David 
LeRoy 
Charles E. 
William M. 
IraW. 
Fred S. 
Douglas R. 
L. Anderson 
Eddie 
Adam 
Albert E. 
William P. 
Clyde C. 
Maurice Dale 
Henry 
Kelso 
Noel 

Benedict A. 
James T. 
RoyL. 
Albert D. 
Hubert A. 
John G. 
Charles H. 
Lawrence L. 
Walter L. 
Mackey R. 
William H. 
Major M. 
James B. 
Robert R. 
Charles H. 
Daniel M. 



Delaughter 2005 

Dill 1977 

Dorsey 1992 

Douglas 1986 

Downs 1994 

Drake 1980 

Dufresne 1981 

Durand,Jr 1976 

Durbin 1984 

Durham 2002 

Dykes, Jr 1997 

Eaker 1993 

Elliott 1998 

Emanuel 1991 

Ennis 2000 

Ensanat 1973 

Evans 1985 

Ezell 1974 

Facen 1980 

Felder 2002 

Fields 1973 

Fike 1986 

Finnin 1991 

Flowers 1990 

Flurry 1991 

Foreman 1995 

Foreman 2005 

Francis 1996 

Franklin 1987 

Franklin 1974 

Fraser 1989 

Frazier,Jr 1998 

Fulkerson 1995 

Gage 1986 

Gains 1989 

Gains, Jr 1975 

Galloway 2001 

Garrett 1983 

Garrett 1986 

George 1974 

Gibbs 1976 

Gieck 1974 

Giessen 1972 

Gilbert 1995 

Gilbert 1974 

Giles 2002 

Giles 1978 

Goldman, Jr 1990 

Grambling 1983 

Grant 1993 

Green 1976 

Grove, Jr 1993 



John W. 
Blackmon 
Claude O. 
John D.V. 
William T. 
George W. 
Oneal 
George W. 
George W. 
Hunter "Jolly B' 
Robert F. 
James T. 
Robert M. 
Chapman J. 
Richard Henry 
Edward R. 
Charles H. 
Benjamin 
Leonard L. 
John E. 
Falcon L. 
C.Ed 

Cleveland B. 
William R. 
Arthur L. 
James E. 
C. Richard 
Jerold R. 
Sammuel S. 
Johnny 
W. Earl 
Halleys C. 
William F. 
TedT. 
James R. 
Donald L. 
Charles B. 
Albert Sidney 
William R. 
Moses T. 
William M. 
Robert H. 
William J. 
LeeC. 
Henry L. 
Dorothy W. 
James A. 
Lael S. 
Russell L. 
Clinton A. 
Travis L. 
Edwin A. 



Guyre ...1997 

Hall 1991 

Hall 1973 

Hamilton, Jr 1995 

Handy 1983 

Harbuck 2003 

Hardy 1984 

Harkins 1982 

Harper 1978 

Harper 1998 

Harrington 2003 

Harris 1987 

Harris 1983 

Harrison 1981 

Harry 1998 

Haug 1978 

Hayes 1982 

Haynes 1976 

Haynes,Jr 1995 

Hearn 1980 

Hearne 1976 

Henkel 2005 

Herr,Jr... 1998 

Higgs 2003 

Hines 1978 

Hodges 2001 

Hoffpauir 2002 

Hoffpauir 2004 

Holladay 1982 

Hollingsworth .... ... 1975 

Hotalen 1984 

Howell 1990 

Howell 1974 

Howes 1986 

Huber 2004 

Huguley 2006 

Humphreys 2003 

Hurley 1995 

Irving, Jr 1973 

Jackson 1992 

Jacocks 2005 

Jamieson 1976 

Jarrell 1977 

Jennings 2000 

Johns 1985 

Johnson 1998 

Jones 1987 

Jones 1997 

Jones 2006 

Jordan 1985 

Joyner 1985 

Keasler 1981 



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John F. 
Edward A. 
John F. 
E. Eugene 
John L. 
Thomas F. 
Willis J. 
N. James 
James A. 
Lucie M. 
Clarence Benny 
Willie R. 
John N. 

Thomas Major 
Frank C. 
S.L. 

Ashley T. 
Oakley 
William R. 
Harold W. 
Terral T. 
David T. 
[raA. 
Carl F. 
Wesley O. 
Wesley O. 
Donald E. 

Elmer 
Lionel J. 
B. Joseph 
Carey A. 
William D. 
JS. Alvin 
(Charles R. 
! James B. 
JFloyd 
Isaiah L. 
(John D. 
Kenneth G. 
Talmadge 
iDorthy M. 
lEmmett L. 
J. Pierce 
! TheronT. 

I Alton A. 

I I William Douglas 
! George A. 
James William 
Frederick A. 

| Pete 

j Nathaniel 

Merlin W. 



Kellogg 1977 

Kennedy, Jr 1982 

Kilpatrick 1973 

Kimble 2002 

King,Jr 1972 

King 1991 

King 1976 

Kirk 2002 

Knight 1977 

Krestensen 2006 

Krumnow 1997 

Lafayette 2001 

Lambert 1977 

Lancaster 1995 

Lankford 1986 

Lantrip 1973 

Law 1985 

Lee 1987 

London, Jr 1987 

Longfellow 2006 

Lowe 2006 

Lowry 2002 

Love 1978 

Lueg,Sr 2003 

Lynch, Jr 2005 

Lynch, Sr 1977 

MacDonald 1993 

Malone 1995 

Marcel 2003 

Martin 1996 

Martin 1988 

Martin 1974 

Mayo 2006 

McCammon 1981 

McCann 1972 

McCarty 1981 

McCoy 1983 

McCrory ..1974 

McDowell 1977 

McElroy,III 1994 

McGowen 1994 

McKay 1973 

McKeithen 2000 

McKisson 1981 

McKnight 1975 

McLean 1998 

McVay,Jr 2003 

Matthews, Jr 1997 

Mead 1996 

Medak 2000 

Melbert 1985 

Merrill 2000 



Glendon R. 
Jack H. 
Lewis E. 
James C. 
William J. 
Howard L. 
Willie D. 
Cecil C. 
Abraham L. 
Daniel 
Fred B. 
Byrl J. 
Virgil D. 
Robert S. 
Allen E. 
Lester N. 
William 
John R. 
Benjamin R. 
Lewis F. 
W.Ed 
George F. 
Talmage W. 
Nathaniel P. 
Thomas B. 
Edward O. 
Henry E. 
Henry O. 
Collins D. 
William F. 
Joseph M. 
Alfred 
George W. 
Webb D. 
Daniel W. 
A. Richard 
Marvin A. 
Cleburne W. 
John T. 
Allen R. 
Allen R. 
William J. 
Henry J. 
Henry A. 
Donald M. 
JoeH. 
Kenneth G. 
Thomas O. 
Thomas H. 
Juan F. 
Riley W. 
William W. 



Messer 1991 

Midyett 1988 

Milem 1985 

Miles 1984 

Miller 2002 

Milo 1992 

Milton 1988 

Mims 2001 

Moch 1987 

Moore, Sr 1973 

Moore, Jr 2005 

Moreland,Jr 2000 

Morris 1993 

Murray 2000 

Myers 1991 

Nance 1990 

Norris 1972 

Oldham 1995 

Oliphint 2007 

Ovenshire 1978 

Parks, Sr 2003 

Pearce,Jr 2005 

Perrott 1984 

Perry 2002 

Peyton, 111 1980 

Pickens 1995 

Pickett 2003 

Pinckard 1972 

Pinkard 1999 

Pledger 1984 

Poledore 1991 

Pollar 1995 

Pomeroy 1976 

Pomeroy 1990 

Poole 1987 

Poss 2003 

Pratt 1997 

Quaid 1997 

Redman 1973 

Reeves 1973 

Reeves, Jr 1992 

Reid 1991 

Rhyan 1987 

Rickey 1977 

Risinger 2005 

Robinson 1995 

Rorie 1986 

Rorie,Jr 1975 

Rowe 1977 

Sanfiel 1985 

Sanson, Jr 2004 

Sartor 1972 



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Levi M. 
John R. 
John E. 
Leon C. 
Fred W. 
Sidney A. 
Joseph E. 
John H. 
J. Kenneth 
Clyde T. 
William B. 
John B. 
George H. 
Lonnie M. 
Pleasant 
DanC. 
William V. 
Ellis C. 
Bentley R. 
Caesar D. 
Zacharrah 
Alvin P. 
Bernard R. 
Edgar D. 
James A. 
Theodore 
Murdock M. 
Otis W. 
Thurman 
Rex 

Alfred D. 
Francis M. 
R. H. 
Oliver C. 
William G. 
Henry L. 
NedL. 
James L. 
Louis L. 
John D. 
Willie B. 
Edwin E. 
Eskel L. 
Alta G. 
Byron C. 
Luther W. 
Robert S. 
Byrd L. 



Sawyer 1972 

Sayes 2000 

Scarf 2004 

Scott 1979 

Schwendimann 1996 

Seegers 1972 

Seiler 1981 

Sewell 2001 

Shamblin 1983 

Shaw 1987 

Shaw 1994 

Shearer 1984 

Sherman, Jr 1995 

Sibley 2004 

Sibley 1987 

Simon ..2002 

Sirman 2003 

Slater 1979 

Sloane 2002 

Small 1991 

Smalley 1972 

Smith 1975 

Smith 1987 

Smith 1982 

Smith 1996 

Smith 1990 

Snelling,Jr 2007 

Spinks 1987 

Spinks 1973 

Squyres 1993 

St.Amant,Jr 1981 

Stage, Jr 1984 

Staples 1973 

Stapleton 1986 

Stegall 1994 

Stewart 1985 

Stout 1996 

Stovall 2002 

Streams, Jr 1990 

Strozider 1990 

Sweat 1981 

Sylvest 1987 

Tatum 1990 

Taylor 1993 

Taylor 1981 

Taylor 1986 

Taylor 1992 

Terry 2007 



Edward L. Thomas 1993 

Fletcher Thomas 1972 

William O. Tisdale 1977 

Karl B. Tooke 1998 

A.W. Townsend 1979 

Robert A. Townsend 2001 

Roger J. Transpers 1993 

J. Albert Trickett 2001 

Walter L. Underwood 1987 

Gilbert H. Wade, Jr 2006 

Charles S. Walker, Jr 1973 

J.Taylor Wall 1975 

Thomas R. Wallace, Jr 1976 

Aubrey G. Walton 1978 

Richard E. Walton 2006 

Charles L. Washington 1989 

John W. Washington 1973 

W. R. Wendt 1991 

JohnL. Wesley 1978 

Marshall Wesley . 1995 

Van L. Westbrook 1981 

Carl T. Wethers 1986 

C. B. White 1990 

MikelA. Wiley 1998 

James M. Wilkes 1994 

Brady W. Williams 1980 

Douglas T. Williams 1982 

J. W. Williams 1992 

Lasan A. Williams 1982 

Nathaniel P. Williams 1996 

Robert Williams 2001 

Harvey G. Williamson 2005 

Stephen R. Williamson 1 996 

Willie H. Willis 1982 

James W. Wilson 1992 

JohnF. Wilson 1982 

L.Gray Wilson 2004 

Jack S. Winegeart 1995 

Donald E. Wineinger 2000 

Aubrey E. Wingfield 1972 

Wilmer T. Woodfork 1989 

James R. Woodward 2003 

Walter C. Worthy 2005 

IraL. Yeager 1979 

George D. York 1987 

Cleveland Young 1972 

John Zerangue 1980 

Melvin D. Zerger 2007 



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XII. REPORTS 

COUNCIL ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

STATISTICIAN'S CONDENSED REPORT 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT 

BOARD OF PENSIONS 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

CONFERENCE MINISTRY TEAM 

BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY 

BOARD OF DISCIPLESHIP 

REVOLVING LOAN FUND 

RUSSIAN INITIATIVE 

TOWN AND COUNTRY MINISTRIES 

LOUISIANA DISASTER RECOVERY 

BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY 

BOARD OF LAITY 

LAY SPEAKING MINISTRIES 

COUNCIL ON YOUTH MINISTRIES 

UNITED METHODIST HAPPENING 

DAUGHENBAUGH-MATHENY SCHOLARSHIP 

BOB LAY MEMORIAL 1000 CLUB 

UNITED METHODIST MEN 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY 

COMMISSION ON CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERRELIGIOUS 

CONCERNS 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN 

COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS 

CHURCH EXTENSION TEAM 

SPECIAL MINISTRIES 

HISPANIC MINISTRIES 

NATIVE AMERICAN TASK FORCE 

LOUISIANA VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION 

CANDLER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA 

PERKINS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

ST. PAUL SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY 

DULAC COMMUNITY CENTER 

LYDIA PATTERSON INSTITUTE 



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LOUISIANA METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME 

MACDONELL UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S SERVICES 

THE METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN IN NEW ORLEANS 

UNITED METHODIST HOPE MINISTRIES 

MINISTERS' EMERGENCY AID FUND 

GULFSIDE UNITED METHODIST ASSEMBLY 

SUSTAINING PASTORAL EXCELLENCE 

CENTER FOR PASTORAL EFFECTIVENESS 

ACADEMY FOR SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 

DISCERNERS ACADEMY 

COORDINATOR ORDAINED MINISTRY 

CLERGY RENEWAL LEAVE 

LILLY GRANT 

WESLEY CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION 

MOUNT SEQUOYAH 

UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION 

BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY 

DIVISION OF LOCAL PASTORS & ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 

ORDER OF DEACONS 

COMMISSION ON EQUITABLE COMPENSATION 

RETIRED MINISTERS' HOME BOARD 

LOUISIANA INTERCHURCH CONFERENCE 

LOUISIANA MISSION ZONE 

LOUISIANA MORAL AND CIVIC FOUNDATION 

COMMITTEE ON RULES 

LEGISLATIVE LIAISON COMMITTEE 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

PETITION 

SPECIAL SUNDAYS WITH OFFERINGS 






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COUNCIL ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

The CFA and the Treasurer's offices are available to assist local church pastors and 
officials any way they can. If you wish further explanation of the Conference Budget or 
any specific apportionment within it, please call or write the Treasurer's office. Because 
Christ loves us, we reach out to others in His name. Our financial resources not only 
make possible ministry locally but also help make possible the broader ministry of Christ 
as we connect with all our United Methodist brothers and sisters to fulfill His Great 
Commission! 



REPORT I 



We recommend the observance of the following special days with offerings: 
A. SPECIAL SUNDAYS WITH OFFERINGS: 

Retired Ministers' Home Sunday September 9, 2007 

*World Communion Sunday October 7, 2007 

*United Methodist Student Day November 25, 2007 

Global Aids Sunday December 2, 2007 

Methodist Home of New Orleans December 23, 2007 

*Human Relations Day January 20, 2008 

Louisiana Prison Chapel Foundation February 3, 2008 

*One Great Hour of Sharing March 2, 2008 

Good Samaritan Observance (Temporarily Suspended)** 

*Native American Awareness Sunday April 6, 2008 

Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, Ruston May 11, 2008 

*Peace with Justice Sunday May 18, 2008 

**May be reinstated in the future. 

SPECIAL SUNDAYS WITH OFFERINGS (OPTIONAL): 

Youth Service Fund May 4, 2008 

Christian Education Sunday August 24, 2008 

SPECIAL SUNDAYS WITHOUT OFFERINGS: 

Ministry Sunday September 9, 2007 

United Methodist Men's Day September 16,2007 

* Laity Sunday October 21, 2007 

* Organ and Tissue Donor Sunday November 11, 2007 

United Methodist Women's Sunday January 20, 2008 

* United Methodist Heritage Sunday May 18, 2008 

*General Church Observances 

2. The Council reminds all congregations of the importance of STEWARDSHIP in the 
life of all Christians. Christ calls His disciples to give as an act of worship of God. 
We are called to be stewards of all that God has given to us. CFA is asking that all 
members of the Louisiana Conference recommit themselves to a theology of 
stewardship. We call upon the Conference Ministry Team, the Conference Board of 
Discipleship, and the District Ministry Teams to consider methods of assisting our 
congregations in developing a process of education in a theology of stewardship. The 



B. 



C. 



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intent of this request is to enhance the ministry of our local congregations, our 
members, and our Conference and world ministries. 

3. The Council recommends a continued emphasis by all churches on Advance 
Specials, both General Advance and Conference specials. All churches are to pay in 
full their designated apportionments before appropriating funds for second-mile 
projects. 

4. Each pastoral charge is asked to continue support of Mt. Sequoyah, the South Central 
Jurisdiction Conference and Retreat Center, with a goal of $35 per pastoral charge 
Each district is to raise the amount based on the total number of charges in the 
district and mail it to the Conference Treasurer. 

5. It is recommended that the Hancock Bank, Whitney National Bank, and Chase be 
designated as the principal depositories for funds of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference. Other financial institutions across the state are to be used for interest- 
bearing accounts. Authority to open accounts is given to the Conference Executive 
Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer and the President of the Council on 
Finance and Administration of the Louisiana Conference. Authorized signatures on 
the accounts and deposit boxes are to be: Conference Executive Director of 
Administrative Services/Treasurer, designated representative(s) of the CFA, and the 
Senior Pastor of First UMC, Baton Rouge. 

6. The Council has contracted with William E. DeLoach, Certified Public Accountant 
of Baton Rouge, to audit the books of the Executive Director of Administrative 
Services/Treasurer. The auditor's report for the year ending December 31, 2006, is 
included in the Treasurer's Report found in this book. 

7. We recommend that the pastoral charge consider a vouchered amount of $6,000 for 
Pastor's Travel/Professional Expense and an amount of $7,200 for Utilities/Housing 
expense for each clergy. 

8. We recommend that the local churches pay on the moving expenses of incoming 
clergy an amount up to $4,000. Churches are asked to budget this amount each year. 
Money not used for moving should be placed in an escrow account to assure such 
funds as needed. When the recommended amount is exceeded by the incoming 
clergy, that clergy should pay the additional costs. 

9. We recommend that the Pastoral Charge pay the Travel, Housing and Meal expenses 
of its Annual Conference Members to attend the Annual Conference Session. 

10. We remind the clergy of the Annual Conference who will move to another charge 
that they are to accept salary and expense only through the end of the conference 
year (May 31) from the charge they are presently serving except for Annual 
Conference expenses. The salary benefits and expenses paid at the new charge begin 
June 1. 

1 1 . The Council recommends that all clergy under appointment be compensated semi- 
monthly. 

12. In order to comply with the federal income tax regulations, we recommend that the 
utilities and other housing expenses on the Conference Directors' residences and the 
district parsonages be considered a part of their cash compensation as "Housing 
Allowance." 

13. We recommend the passage of the following resolution: 



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WHEREAS, Article 1, Section T, of the Conference Rules of The Louisiana Annual 
Conference of The United Methodist Church (2006 Journal, Page 231) provides that "any 
of the provisions of these Rules may be suspended at any time by a two-thirds (2/3) vote 
of the Conference session effective for up to one year: and, 

WHEREAS, Article 1, Section T, of the Conference Rules requires the proposal for 
suspension of the rules to state "what provision shall be in effect during the suspension of 
the rule"; and, 

WHEREAS, Article 1, Section A, of the Conference Rules states that "All Conference 
apportionments shall be made annually to each local church through the application of a 
decimal as recommended by the Conference Council on Finance and Administration..." 
(2006 Journal, Page 227); and, 

i WHEREAS, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused many churches in the Louisiana Annual 
Conference to cease functioning during portions of 2005, 2006 and 2007, and, have 
forced the reconsideration of when or if many of those churches will return to active and 
viable functioning as a congregation of The Louisiana Annual Conference of The United 
Methodist Church; 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the portion of Article I, Section A, which requires that the 
"decimal" is "to be derived from" the specified "factors averaged from the last two 
published Journals of the Louisiana Annual Conference" may be suspended as it applies 
to those churches whose functioning was or is suspended or diminished due to the impact 
of Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita. 

| BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Conference Council on Finance and 
J Administration, after conversation with the appropriate churches and district 
j superintendents, shall develop a "decimal" share of the Conference apportionments for 
{the hurricane-effected congregations that are functioning again or which expect to be 
I functioning again during 2008. The "decimal" share for 2008 shall be based on the 
j factors specified in Article I, Section A, but the Council may suspend the two-year 
I averaging requirement when assigning an appropriate "decimal" share for each church's 
| role in the missional outreach of The United Methodist Church and the Louisiana Annual 
Conference. 



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REPORT II 

1. The Council presents the following Conference General Budget for 2008: 

2007 2008 

World Service & Conf . Benevolences $ 1 ,878,032 $ 1 ,969,69 1 

Ministerial Education Fund 375,848 374,661 

Black College Fund 149,661 149,188 

Africa University 33,050 32,945 

Wesley Foundation 660,000 660,000 

Centenary College 750,000 750,000 

Dillard University 98,500 98,500 

Louisiana Interchurch Conference 40,000 41,000 

Interdenominational Fund 29,100 29,591 

General Administration Fund 94,461 101,481 

Jurisdictional Administration Fund 29,564 29,564 

Lydia Patterson Institute 47,804 47,804 

Gulfside 15,000 15,000 

Louisiana Conf. Admin. Fund 1 ,528,583 1 ,63 1 ,783 

Wesley Center 100,000 150,000 

Pension Fund 450,000 450,000 

District Superintendent Fund 840,000 880,000 

Episcopal Fund 280,835 301,479 

Equitable Compensation 35,000 10,000 

Pastoral Care Fund 171,250 171,250 

2007 TOTAL: $7,606,688 

2008 TOTAL: 3.78% increase $7,893,937 
* World Service and Conference Benevolences are broken out as follows: 

General World Service $1,152,791 58.53% 

Conference Benevolences 816,900 41.47% 
**Pastoral Care 

Administrative Leave Fund $5,000 $5,000 

Board of Ordained Ministry 1 32,250 1 32,250 

Conflict Resolution 7,000 7,000 

Employee Dishonesty Bond 2,000 2,000 

Gen/Jur. Delegate Expenses 10,000 10,000 

Response Team 15,000 15,000 

TOTAL: $171,250 $171,250 

A. CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

MINISTRIES 2008 

Archives and History $3,000 

Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 3,100 

Church Extension 250,000 

Church and Society 2,500 

Conference Ministry Team Initiatives 1 86,600 

COSROW 1,500 

Discipleship 5,200 

Conference Transformation Consultants 1 10,000 

Global Ministries 84,000 



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Laity 

Religion and Race 
Special Ministries 
Volunteers in Mission 
Youth Ministries 

TOTAL: 
* These funds are exempt from 
Percentage Funding 

B. FUNDING 

Conf. Benevolence Apportionment 
Conf. Benevolence Reserve 

TOTAL 

C. CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATION BUDGET 
Area Administration Fund 

Annual Conference Expenses 
Louisiana Conference Journal 
Episcopal Committee 
General Conference 2008 
Conference Joint Office 
CFA Expense 
CFA Contingency 
Finance Office 
Ministry Program & Expenses 

TOTAL: 

D. FUNDING 

Conf. Admin. Apportionment 
La. United Meth. Foundation 
Pensions & Medical Insurance 

TOTAL: 



8,000 

1,000 

180,000 

31,000 

31,000 

$896,900 



816,900 

80,000 

$896,900 

2008 

$8,000 

55,000 

25,000 

4,500 

3,000 

1,469,500 

3,500 

7,000 

30,600 

90,100 

$1,696,200 

$1,631,783 
10,417 
54,000 

$1,696,200 



All remittances for 2007 must be received by the Conference Treasurer's Office not 
later than January 10, 2008. 

The Annual Conference grants permission to Centenary College and Dillard University 
to make an appeal for every church in the Conference to send a "paid student" to the 
institutions. 

The Executive Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer is authorized to pay 
$20,000 from the District Superintendents' Fund for expenses of Cabinet Meetings and 
up to $1,000 for telephone calls involving appointments. The Executive Director of 
Administrative Services/Treasurer of the Conference is authorized to pay from the 
District Superintendent's Fund to the Pension Fund an amount for each District 
Superintendent to meet the General Board of Pension requirement. 



We recommend that each district provide at least three-fourth time secretarial help for 
the District Superintendent from district budget funds. The Annual Conference requires 



282 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 






that copies of the annual budget and audit for each district be mailed to the Executive 
Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer for the Council not later than April 15 
following the previous fiscal year. 

The compensation of all the District Superintendents shall be equal throughout the 
Conference. Since District Superintendents are appointed by the Bishop as officers ofl 
the Conference, their salary, travel expense, utilities allowance, housing allowance, 
professional expenses, and the Conference health insurance premium shall be paid by 
the Annual Conference. We recommend the following income be paid to the District 
Superintendents from the District Superintendents' Fund: Base Compensation for 2008, 
$77,729 (see Conference Rules for the rule concerning salary); utilities/furnishings - 
$7,200; an amount not to exceed $3,600 to be drawn by voucher and used for 
professional expenses to cover the expense of Ministers' School, Ministers' Week, 
Bishops' Week, Annual Conference, Continuing Education and other expenses that the 
District Superintendent incurs in carrying out the responsibilities of the office. The 
Council shall provide an automobile travel reimbursement expense for each District 
Superintendent to be drawn by voucher at the current IRS standard mileage 
reimbursement rate from a total pooled budget of $84,875. 

Each Council, Board, Commission, Committee, etc. of the Conference receiving 
funding from the Conference shall designate one person, other than the chairperson, as 
the Finance Officer. The Finance Officer shall keep for that board or agency a current 
record of financial transactions involving the budget receipts and expenditures for that 
body. 

The Finance Officer shall receive all vouchers from members and shall approve 
and submit them to the Executive Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer. 
Vouchers must be specific, in detail, accompanied by the appropriate receipts, 
and must bear the signed approval of the Finance Officer. The Finance Officer 
shall in turn submit them to the Conference Executive Director of 
Administrative Services/Treasurer within three weeks. In order to assist the 
Executive Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer to close the books and 
set up books for a new fiscal year, all Finance Officers shall submit final 
vouchers of said board and agency by December 14, 2007. 

OFFICIAL VOUCHER POLICY FOR CONFERENCE BOARDS AND 

AGENCIES: 

• Travel - Within the State of Louisiana - Travel Expense for Conference Boards and 
Agencies is set at a maximum of 20 cents per mile. When three or more members 
are traveling together, a maximum of 25 cents per mile will be paid. Regardless of 
the mode of travel used, the maximum of 20 cents per mile will still apply. Beyond 
the state, the most economical mode of travel must be used with this new provision: 
That an amount of $500 per year be the normal limit for reimbursable travel expense 
for members of Louisiana councils, boards, commissions and committees who reside 
outside the state boundaries to attend regular meetings of their conference agency. 
This limit applies to funds that come from conference line item budgets. A 
Conference agency may vote to increase this amount if the members choose to make 



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2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 283 

an exception due to the specific need of participation by a particular member. This 
limit applies only to travel and not to per diem lodging and meal costs. Air travel 
must be supported by the air ticket stub. 
• Lodging and Meals - Reimbursement for lodging expenses will be made for the 
actual amount of expenses incurred. Moderately priced hotel or motel 
accommodations are suggested. An itemized bill must accompany the request for 
reimbursement. Reimbursement will be made for meals for the actual expense 
incurred, but not for entertainment or room service. Any meals exceeding $5 must be 
supported by receipts. The maximum per diem for lodging and meals will be $80. 
Exceptions to the policy may be made only by the agency chairperson and Finance 
Officer. 

8. All institutions and agencies receiving funds from the Annual Conference are 
required to submit a financial statement at the end of each calendar year. (See 
Conference Rules for Rule on Annual Audits.) 

9. A balance at the close of the year in the Conference Benevolence Budget of any 
conference board or agency will be placed in the Conference Benevolences Reserve 
for the next year. The Annual Conference shall continue to place in the Contingency 
Fund of the Annual Conference all interest from the invested funds of the different 
conference boards and agencies. The Council shall use the Investment Committee of 
the Louisiana United Methodist Foundation to assist in the investment of conference 
funds. The Executive Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer and the 
President of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration shall continue to 
serve on the Investment Committee of the Louisiana United Methodist Foundation. 
Local churches and conference institutions shall consider using the Foundation for 
the investment of their funds. 

10. We recommend that the Louisiana Annual Conference Wesley Foundations be given 
basic support by a decimal item to be apportioned to the churches of the Conference. 
Amounts of the funds to be given to each Wesley Foundation will be determined by 
the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. With approval of the 
appropriate District Superintendents and District Councils on Finance and 
Administration, local Wesley Foundations may solicit additional funding from 
churches within the District(s) nearest their geographic location. Should a local 
church give additional funds to the Wesley Foundation, they should not be accepted 
until it is verified that the church has paid 100% to the Wesley Foundation 
apportionment the previous year. Otherwise, the Wesley Foundation must give those 
funds to the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry as 
payment toward that church's apportionment. The Conference Treasurer will send to 
the campus ministers at the beginning of each New Year data showing each local 
church's financial record in their district for the previous year. A report must be 
made by the Wesley Foundation to the District Superintendent and the District 
Council on Finance and Administration of any churches giving such funds so as to 
assure 100% payment of the Wesley Foundation apportionments of the local church. 

1 1 . The Conference Council on Finance and Administration recommends the following 
procedure for selecting and continuing with a Conference insurance broker: 
Brokers selection is to be based on accessibility, reputation, selection of carriers, cost 
of product and knowledge of product including United Methodist General Church 



284 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



Insurance. An Advisory/Search Committee of the Council on Finance and 
Administration will publicize through the Louisiana NOW when new opportunities 
or bidding on Conference insurance are available. 

After a broker is selected, the broker will normally be retained for a minimum of 
three years. This term is considered beneficial because of the multi-faceted types of 
coverage necessary for a variety of persons, property and equipment. If the selected 
insurance broker's services are considered unsatisfactory or rates are considered 
excessive during a three-year cycle, the relationship may be terminated and the 
broker replaced. 

The new selection procedure became effective January 1, 1995. This selection 
is to be utilized for each three-year cycle thereafter. The Advisory /Search 
Committee members will be the President of CFA; the Executive Director of 
Administrative Services/Treasurer, the Cabinet liaison to CFA; a 
representative of Conference Board of Trustees; and one other selected by the 
President of CFA. 

12. The Council on Finance and Administration reminds all persons, clergy and lay, 
handling funds in local churches to adhere to Paragraph 259.4(e) of the 2004 The 
Book of Discipline which states: 

"Contributions designated for specific causes and objects shall be promptly 
forwarded according to the intent of the donor and shall not be used for any 
other purpose." 

This reminder is made by CFA although local churches and institutions are presently 

and have always been responsible for the proper use of funds. 

13. The Council reports the following special grants were approved for 2006 from the 
General Contingency Fund: 

Baton Rouge River Center (2007 Annual Conf. Deposit) $2,500 

Conference Administration Reserve 8,000 

Episcopal Residence 8,000 

Episcopal Retirement Gift 2,000 



R. Pat Day, President 

Jon E. Tellifero, Secretary 

Carl E. Rhoads, Executive Director of Administrative Services/Treasurer 

Donald C. Cottrill, Cabinet Liaison 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 285 

STATISTICIAN'S CONDENSED REPORT 

By Carl E. Rhoads 

TABLE I 

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 2005 2006 

Total Professing Members Reported at Close of Last Year 127,059 126,826 

Received on Confession of Faith 1,624 1,768 

Restored by Affirmation 435 242 

Received from Other United Methodist Churches 1,431 1,976 

Received from Other Denominations 1,302 1,467 

Removed or corrected by Charge Conference Action 1,000 2,095 

Withdrawn 764 662 

Removed by Transfer to Other UM Churches 1,153 1,853 

Removed by Transfer to Other Denominations 607 584 

Removed by Death 1,493 1,443 

Total Professing Members at the Close of this Year 126,834 125,637 

Average Attendance at Principal Worship Service 48,259 44,954 

BAPTISMS 



Number of Persons Baptized This Year 1,983 1,533 

Baptized Members Now on Roll 14,032 10,901 

Number of Persons on Constituency Roll 14,503 15,366 

Total Enrolled in Confirmation Classes this Year 1,117 1,202 

CHURCH SCHOOLS 



Number of Leaders 8,796 9,259 

Children in All Classes & Groups 17,270 18,769 

Youth in All Classes & Groups 10,140 9,410 

Adults in All Classes & Groups 34,909 33,187 

Total Christian Formation Participants 71,115 70,625 

Average Attendance in Sunday Church School 19,303 19,487 

Average Attendance in Ongoing Groups 1 1,184 10,239 

Avg. Attendance in Short-Term Classes & Groups 16,538 13,554 

Number of Christian Formation Groups 2,506 2,370 

Number of Christian Formation Participants Joining 

On Confession of Faith 1,149 1,017 

UNITED METHODIST VIM 

Number of UMVIM Teams 137 132 

Number of UMVIM Participants 872 976 

UNITED METHODIST MEN 

Membership in United Methodist Men 3,786 3,571 

Amount Paid for Projects 144,979 136,607 



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2005 2006 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

Membership in United Methodist Women 9,057 8,247 

Amount Paid for Local Church & Community Work 332,037 321,886 

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 

Membership in United Methodist Youth Fellowship 5,559 10,832 

Amount Paid for Projects 395,240 386,482 

WEEKDAY MINISTRY PROGRAMS 

Number of Programs 430 603 

Number of Participants 14,539 17,198 

PROPERTY AND OTHER ASSETS 

Value of Church Land, Buildings & Equipment 495,254,743 ....529,522,786 

Value of Church-Owned Parsonages & Furniture 38,586,494 40,131,552 

Value of Other Assets (Cash, Securities, etc.) 80,348,605 90,613,234 

Indebtedness on Items 30, 31, 32 at End of Year .38,91 1,009 41,370,898 

Other Indebtedness (Current Expenses, etc.) 6,118,299 ...4,432,095 

TABLE II 
BENEVOLENCES 

World Service & Conf. Benevolences Apportioned 1,915,716 1,964,280 

World Service & Conf. Benevolences Paid 1,838,934 1,927,479 

Ministerial Education Fund Apportioned 387,033 384,622 

Ministerial Education Fund Paid 371,393 376,587 

Black College Fund Apportioned 154,949 153,417 

Black College Fund Paid 144,336 150,137 

Africa University Fund Apportioned 35,588 34,328 

Africa University Fund Paid 33,438 33,778 

General Advance Specials 725,918 449,444 

Youth Service Fund 8,871 7,395 

Human Relations Sunday 9,326 10,537 

One Great Hour of Sharing 36,351 38,903 

Peace with Justice 6,758 8,834 

Native American Awareness Sunday 11,701 10,171 

World Communion 12,562 19,511 

United Methodist Student Day 11,259 12,959 

Total - General Church Offerings 87,957 100,915 

Christian Education Sunday 2,205 2,381 

Conference Advance Specials 886,495 502,111 

Wesley Foundations 615,101 642,768 

Special Offerings for Conference 

Health and Welfare Institutions 392,964 300,120 

Centenary College 703,173 734,269 

Dillard University 93,598 97,086 

Louisiana Interchurch Conference 33,150 39,267 



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2005 2006 

Ministers' Emergency Fund 19,122 15,331 

Other Benevolences Paid Directly by Local Church 13,281,562 13,672,107 

CONNECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION FUNDS 

Interdenominational Cooperation Fund Apportioned 30,460 29,884 

Interdenominational Cooperation Fund Paid 28,772 29,349 

General Administration Fund Apportioned.... 91,264 93,484 

General Administration Fund Paid 85,640 91,665 

Jurisdictional Administration Fund Apportioned 84,221 92,362 

Jurisdictional Administration Fund Paid 79,545 90,745 

Area & Conference Adm. Funds Apportioned 1,185,480 1,296,837 

Area & Conference Adm. Funds Paid 1,144,209 1,287,941 

District Administration Funds Apportioned 723,566 694,006 

District Administration Funds Paid 679,811 700,085 

Conference Center for Loan Reduction Apportioned 150,032 125,029 

Conference Center for Loan Reduction Paid 140,771 122,486 

CONNECTIONAL CLERGY SUPPORT 

Pension & Benefit Funds (MPP & CPP) 

Paid Directly to Conference 2,016,027 2,325,454 

Pension & Benefit Funds to Conf. Apportioned 450,083 450,034 

Pension & Benefit Funds to Conf. Paid 434,650 443,209 

District Superintendents' Funds Apportioned 835,125 810,031 

District Superintendents' Funds Paid 805,337 804,464 

Episcopal Funds Apportioned 269,319 271,286 

Episcopal Funds Paid 252,480 266,520 

Equitable Compensation Fund Apportioned 9,994 35,002 

Equitable Compensation Fund Paid 9,770 34,442 

Pastoral Care Fund Apportioned 215,326 227,310 

Pastoral Care Fund Paid 208,461 222,716 

CLERGY SUPPORT - LOCAL CHURCH 

Pastors' Base Compensation 10,082,932 10,019,515 

Associates' Base Compensation 1,493,441 1,454,796 

Utilities & Other Housing Related Allowances 

Paid to/for Pastor , 2,293,136 2,161,611 

Utilities & Other Housing Related Allowances 

Paid to/for Associates 520,834 616,386 

Total Paid 2,813,970 2,777,997 

Reimbursements Paid to/for Pastors 2,524,744 2,187,929 

Reimbursements Paid to/for Associates 396,426 433,032 

Total Paid 2,921,170 2,620,961 

Other Cash Allowances Paid to/for Pastors 579,345 607,832 

Other Cash Allowances Paid to/for Associates 50,095 46,21 1 

Total Paid 629,440 654,043 



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LOCAL CHURCH EXPENDITURES 

Diaconal Ministers Total Compensation 432,412 399,418 

Other Staff Compensation 17,310,556 17,656,544 

Current Expenses for Program 

(Including Church School) 2,745,094 2,837,931 

Other Current Operating Expenses 

(Not Including Program Expenses) 12,094,595 12,698,679 

Principal & Interest Paid on Indebtedness 5,508,490 6,753, 163 

Paid on Buildings & Improvements 

(Excluding funds borrowed) 10,501,561 15,071,020 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

UMW Cash Sent to District or 

Conference UMW Treasurer 229,068 217,159 

GRAND TOTAL PAID $91,880,575 ....$98,619,977 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 289 



William E. DeLoach 

Certified Public Accountant 

Office 225-293-0372 
5516 Superior Drive Suite B Fax 225-293-0473 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 708 1 6-8022 bill@deloachcpa.com 

Independent Auditor's Report 

To the Conference Council on Finance and Administration 
Louisiana Annual Conference 
United Methodist Church 
Baton Rouge, Lousiana 

I have audited the accompanying statement of assets and net assets - cash basis of the Louisana Annual 
Conference of the United Methodist Church as of December 31, 2006, and the related statement of revenues, 
expenses, and changes in net assets - cash basis for the year then ended These financial statements are the 
responsibility of the Conference's management My responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial 
statements based on my audit. 

I conducted my audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in the United States of America. 
Those standards require that I plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the 
financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence 
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the 
accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall 
financial statement presentation. I believe that my audit provides a reasonable basis for my opinion. 

As described in Note 2 to the financial statements, the Louisiana Annual Conference prepares its financial 
statements on the cash basis of accounting. This is a comprehensive basis of accounting other than generally 
accepted accounting principles. 

In my opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the assets and 
net assets of the Louisiana Annual Conference as of December 3 1 , 2006, and the changes in net assets for the 
year then ended in conformity with the basis of accounting as described, in -Note 2. 

Certified Public Accountant 
March 28, 2007 



Member 
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants 



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Statements of Assets and Net Assets - Cash Basis 

December 3 1,2006 

ASSETS 



Cash & Cash Equivalents 


S 


2,167,324 


Marketable Securities 




3,509,994 


TOTAL ASSETS 


$ 


5,677,318 


NET ASSETS 






Permanently Restricted Net Assets - Note 4 


$ 


5,677,318 


TOTAL NET ASSETS 


$ 


5,677,318 



See Notes to Financial Statements 



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LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 



Notes to Financial Statements 
For the year ended December 3 1 , 2006 



NOTE 1. Organization and Purpose 

The Louisiana Annua! Conference is an unincorporated organization of five hundred twenty three Methodist 
churches located in Louisiana, and is one of sixty-three Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church 
in the United States. The Conference elects a Council on Finance and Administration whose 
purpose is to "develop, maintain, and administer a comprehensive and coordianated plan of fiscal 
and administrative policies, procedures and management services for the Conference. The Conference 
and therefore the Council, cannot financially obligate any organizational unit of the United Methodist 
Church except the Annual Conference itself. 



NOTE 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 



The accompanying financial statements are prepared on the cash basis of accounting. Accordingly, the 
financial statements are not intended to present financial position and results of operations in conformity 
with generally accepted accounting principles. Under the cash basis method of accounting, revenues are 
recognized when actually received rather than when earned, and expenses are recognized when paid rather 
than when the obligation is incurred. The financial statements are a summary of the cash and investment 
activity of the organization. 

Sou rce of Revenue & Recognition 

Churches in the Louisiana Conference are required to remit their apportionments to the Conference to 
support the programs of the United Methodist Church. The apportionments are then allocated to the 
categories as required by the General Council on Finance and Administration and in turn remitted to the 
General Council on Finance and Administration, Some cash receipts and disbursements that occur after 
year end are recorded as transactions of the prior year to which they apply. Consequently, cash balances 
reported as of year end are adjusted for subsequent receipts and disbursements that are applicable to the 
prior year. 

Financial Statement Presentation 

The Conference has adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 117, Financial Statements 
of Not-for-Profit Organizations. Under SFAS No. 1 1 7, the Conference is required to report information 
regarding its financial position and activities according to three classes of net assets: unrestricted net 
assets, temporarily restricted net assets, and permanently restricted net assets. 

Income Taxes 

The Conference is an organization of the United Methodist Church which is exempt from federal and 
state income tax and is not a private foundation. 



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Notes to Financial Statements 

For the year ended December 3 1 , 2006 
(Continued) 

NOTE 2. Property. Plant, and Equipment 

The Conference's policy is to expense property, plant, and equipment at the date of acquisition which is 
a departure from generally accepted accounting principles. The property, plant, and equipment acquired 
by the Conference have not been capitalized and are not presented as a part of these financial statements. 

Off Balance Sheet Assets 

Non-cash gifts received such as estates and trusts are not recorded as assets until converted into cash. 

Cash, Marketable Securities and Other Investments 

Investments in marketable securities and other investments are recognized at current market value as 
determined by the financial markets as of year end. Investments include high grade corporate securities 
and U.S. Treasury securities with minimal risk and are not held for trading purposes. Investment income, 
investment expenses, realized and unrealized gains and losses are recorded as a component of current 
revenues and expenses and are not separately reported. The organization considers all highly liquid 
investments with an initial maturity of three months or less to be cash emtivalents. 

Contributed Services 

The Conference does not recognize any support, revenue or expense from services contributed by 
volunteers. 



NOTE 3. Pension Plan 

The Conference contributes to a defined benefit plan for clergy with service prior to 1 982. The plan is 
administered by the General Board of Pensions. Total fair value of pension assets was $3,367,861. 
Total benefits paid was $2,839,510. 

The Conference also contributes to a defined contribution pension plan administered by the General Board 
of Pensions. The contributions for 2006 were as follows: 



Conference staff and special ministries clergy 
Equitable compensation pension supplement 
Conference laity staff pensions 

Total Contributions 



127,140 

2,606 

20,307 



150,053 



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Notes to Financial Statements 

For the year ended December 3 1 , 2006 

(Continued) 

NOTE 4. Permanently Restricted Net Assets 

In accordance with Statement of Financial Standards No. 117, the following Conference 
funds are classified as permanently restricted net assets: 



World Service and Conference Benevolences $ 1,047,308 

Ministerial Education Fund 1 3 6, 1 65 

Black College Fund 2 

Africa University 2,063 

Higher Education 1 98,430 

General Advance Specials 

Youth Service Fund 1 2,677 

Jurisdictional Funds 12,723 

Conference Advance Specials 499, 1 3 6 

Christian Education Sunday 13,546 

Centenary College Fund 7 

Dillard University Fund 72 

Health & Welfare Institutions 

Minister's Emergency Fund 67,427 

Louisiana Interchurch Fund 1,367 

Interdenominational Fund 6 

General Administration Fund 37 

Conference Administration Fund 297,326 

Pastoral Care Fund 369,448 

Pensions and Benefits 1 ,795,203 

District Superintendents' Fund 1 56,387 

Episcopal Fund 7 

Equitable Compensation Fund 44,328 

Storm Relief - UMCOR 5,645 

Special Funds 1,018,006 

Total Permanently Restricted Net Assets $ 5,677,3 1 8 



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Notes to Financial Statements 

For the year ended December 31, 2006 

(Continued) 



The Conference depends on support generated by the churches in the Louisiana Conference. Changing economic 
conditions that affect contributions from church memberships could impact the programs and operations 
supported by the Conference. 

The Conference maintains account balances in excess of FDIC insurance limits in the following accounts; 



Hancock Bank 








$262,387 


Hancock Bank 








1,730,247 


Chase Bank 








129,212 


Total 








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Use of Estimates 











The preparation of financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain 
reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates. 



NOTE 7. Storm Relief 



Funds were raised by the Bishop's Appeal to temporarily support ministers and their families after their ministries were 
interrupted by the hurricanes. Funds were also raised to support the expense of clergy appointed to specific churches 
in the New Orleans metropolitan area that could not otherwise afford clergy staff. 



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BOARD OF PENSIONS 

REPORT I 

I. MINISTERS RESERVE PENSION FUND (MRPF) 

We recommend: 

A. That the funded annuity rate for 2008 be $566.00 per service year. Benefits to 
surviving spouses of clergy shall be 75% of the annuity rate. 

B. That $450,000 be apportioned to the charges of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference. 

C. The Conference Board of Pensions recommends that the "Past Service Rate for 
years prior to 1982 be maintained at no less than 1% of the "Denominational 
Average Compensation" or "Conference Average Compensation" whichever is 
greater. 

D. Payments made to the pension apportionment shall be exactly proportional to 
the amount paid on the clergy salary or salaries of a given charge, i.e. if the 
church does not pay the pension apportionment in full, neither should pastor's 
salary be paid in full. See Paragraph 621, The Book of Discipline. 

II. CLERGY RETIREMENT SECURITY PLAN (CRSP) 
We recommend: 

A. That Participants shall be all Clergy members of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference including Deacons and Local Pastors under Episcopal appointment 
to a charge. The Conference Board of Pensions includes in the Louisiana 
Conference plan Deacons as a definite and integral segment of the program. All 
local churches and United Methodist agencies who employ Deacons shall pay 
for the Retirement Plan in addition to salary 

B. That Participants' Plan Compensation is the sum of: (1) cash salary (including 
tax deferred annuities and professional expense allowances) received from 
church-related sources; (2) utilities; and (3) housing allowance, or when a 
parsonage is provided, 25% of the Plan Compensation as the approximate value 
of that parsonage. 

C. That the church's contribution base be set as a percentage of plan compensation 
according to the following schedule: when plan compensation is $1 - $33,625, 
12%; $33,626 - $60,000, 13.4%; $60,001 - $66,000, 12.4%; $66,001 - $74,000, 
11.4%; $74,001 - $83,000, 10.4%; $83,001 - $95,000, 9.4%; $95,001 - 
$110,000, 8.4%; $110,001 - $125,000, 7.4%; $125,001 - $145,000, 6.4%; 
$145,001 - $170,000, 5.4%; $170,001 and up, 4.4%. 

D. Contributions for each participant shall be paid directly by the paying unit to the 
Louisiana Annual Conference, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720. 

E. Participants may contribute to the UMPIP with remittances made directly to the 
General Board of Pension, P.O. Box 4609, Chicago, IL 60680-4609. Clergy 
shall have his/her employer make direct deposit into a pre-tax or after-tax 
account, in accordance with federal government regulations. Further 
information concerning the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan may be 
obtained from the General Board of Pension, 1201 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 
60201 (1-800-851-2201). 



302 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

III. THE COMPREHENSIVE PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) 

We recommend: 

A. That participants shall be all clergy in full connection, probationary, associate 
members or full-time local pastors under Episcopal appointment, who have a 
plan compensation of not less than 60% of the DAC or CAC whichever is the 
lesser. 

B. That the churches contribute, on behalf of each participant, an amount equal to 
3% of the Plan Compensation as defined in II. B. up to a maximum of 200% of 
the DAC. Remittances are made directly to the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
conjunction with CRSP payments. 

C. Based on the Denominational Average 2008 Compensation (DAC) of $56,044: 

1 . Minimum Surviving Spouse Annuity Benefits - The surviving spouse of an 
active participant is eligible to receive a minimum pension of 20% of the 
DAC. The CPP will supplement pension payments as needed to assure the 
required 20% minimum benefit.* 

2. Surviving Child Benefits - Children under the age 18: 10% of the DAC* 
annually. Children between the ages of 18-25: 10% of the DAC* annually 
for up to four years, if enrolled in school full time. 

3. Death Benefits - Payable upon the death of an active participant: $50,000. 
At retirement, the benefit becomes 30% of the DAC ($16,813 for 2008). 
Payable upon the death of the spouse of a participant: 20% of DAC. 
Payable upon the death of a surviving spouse of a deceased participant: 
15% of DAC. Payable upon the death of a child: 10% of DAC. 

4. Incapacity Benefits - 70% of Plan Compensation capped at 200% of the 
DAC, reduced, dollar by dollar, by disability benefits received from the 
Social Security Administration. Minimum benefit is 40% of the DAC. 

*The amounts are based on percentages of the DAC in effect on the benefit 
starting date. Once initiated, these benefits increase 3% annually on the 
anniversary of the benefit starting date. 

D. The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits is recommending one of 
the options available to Conferences through the Comprehensive Protection 
Plan. Article 111, Section 3.02 (a) states that persons "appointed to less than 
full-time service" not participate in the CPP unless special arrangements are 
made. Special arrangements for such cases may be found in the "Plan" at Article 
111, Section 3.03 (a). 

The Conference Board can offer the CPP on an elective basis which allows the 
individual at less than full-time service (50% or more) to elect to participate. In 
such a case the individual participant would pay the 4.4% of compensation for 
which they would receive the death and incapacity benefit. 

IV. THE BASIC PROTECTION PLAN (BPP)* 

A. The Louisiana Conference Board of Pension participates in the Basic Protection 
Plan, a supplement Death Benefit Program of the General Board of Pension. In 
addition to the Comprehensive Protection Plan benefits, the designated 
beneficiaries will receive: 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 303 

1 . Upon the death of an Active Clergy a sum of $10,000 

2. Upon the death of a Retired Clergy a sum of $5,000 

3. Upon the death of the spouse of an Active Clergy a sum of $5,000 
B. A person shall be a Participant in BPP if employed by a BPP plan sponsor and if 

he/she meets one of the following: 

1. A clergy member (full, probationary or associate) of a Conference under 
full-time Episcopal appointment serving at 3/4 time; 

2. A full-time local pastor under Episcopal appointment; 

3. A clergyperson of another denomination serving 3/4 time; 

4. A clergyperson who has been granted Conference incapacity leave; 

5. Retired clergy who have been enrolled in BPP for five years prior as an 
active employee and who have retired according to the provisions of ^[359.1 
(mandatory retirement), or ^[359. 2a (with 20 years of service), or ^[359. 2b 
(with 35 years of service or at age 62), or ^[359. 2c (with 40 years of service 
or at age 65) of The Book of Discipline and retired full-time local pastors 
who have retired according to the provisions of ^320.5 of The Book of 
Discipline. 

. OTHER DEATH BENEFITS PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY THE 
CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS* 

The Louisiana Conference Board of Pensions also provides a Death Benefit under 
the following circumstances: 

A. That upon their death the designated beneficiaries of all active clergy with total 
compensation (base plus housing) of less than $10,000 and all clergy with 10 
years or more of service who are not eligible for a death benefit under any other 
death benefit plan be entitled to a $5,000 benefit through the Conference Board 
of Pensions. This includes the beneficiaries of clergy with conference 
relationships of Part-time Local Pastor, Other Denomination, Non-conference, 
Full-time Local Pastors and Associate Members. 

B. That clergy eligible for the Conference Death Benefit of $5,000 be notified of 
that policy by letter and that a time period of one year following the death be 
allowed for a claim to be filed. 

*The Death Benefit Programs that are a supplement to the Comprehensive Protection 
Plan are an additional financial obligation of the Louisiana Conference Board of 
Pensions. The Board has been able to increase these benefits and continue raising the per 
service year rate as a result of favorable earnings from Pension reserves and without 
increases in the local church apportionments. 

For further information concerning pension benefits and payments contact the 
Conference Office of Administrative Services at (225) 346-1646. 



304 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

REPORT II 

I. MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS 

A. The Conference Board of Pensions is authorized to act for the Louisiana 
Conference to provide comprehensive major medical expenses, dental care and 
vision benefits group insurance for the clergy, surviving spouses, dependents 
and lay (full-time) employees of the churches and institutions as defined by the 
plan. 

B. Between sessions of the Annual Conference, the Board may make changes in 
the program or the carrier with approval of the Council on Finance and 
Administration and the Cabinet. 

C. Enrollment must be accomplished within 30 days following the effective date of 
clergy appointments or the hiring of lay employees. After that time, a 
participant would be eligible to enroll if a Special Enrollment Provision were 
met. Such provisions would be either a loss of coverage, of if there is a new 
dependent as a result of marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption. 
Enrollment under either of these provisions should be requested within 30 days 
of the loss of coverage, marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption. 

Preferred Provider Option: 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the Schedule of Medical Benefits contains 

a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) arrangement with ACCESSCare PPO, 

hereinafter referred to as the PPO Network effective January 1, 2005 and with 

BEECH STREET, hereinafter referred to as the PPO Network effective January 1, 

2005. 

ACCESSCare PPO is the primary PPO for employees residing in the 

State of Louisiana. 

BEECH STREET is the primary PPO for employees residing outside 

the State of Louisiana. 

Please refer to the Plan Document/Summary Plan Description for further details 
regarding the PPO. 

II. LOUISIANA CONFERENCE SELF-FUND INSURANCE PLAN-GROUP 
LUMC 105 

Our self- funded group insurance plan is a comprehensive major medical program for 
participants who meet the requirements to be enrolled in the plan. The following is 
only a brief synopsis of our plan, and gives the highlights only. Each 
participant must refer to the benefit booklet for details of the plan. 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 305 



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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF BENEFITS 

Participating 

In-network Out-of-Network 

PPO Providers Providers 

Calendar Year Medical Deductible: 

Individual: $2,000 

Family: $4,000 

Co-Insurance: 

Except where otherwise indicated, 

Plan pays: 100% 80% 

Out-of-Pocket Maximum: 

Per Calendar Year, subject to 

Exclusions below: 

Individual: $3,350 

Family: $6,150 

| )ut-of-Pocket Exclusions: 

i're-certification and Continued Stay Review penalties; 
j^OTE: The above deductibles & out-of-pocket maximums will cross apply. 

[ BENEFITS NOT SUBJECT TO CALENDAR YEAR DEDUCTIBLE: 

Participating 
In-network 
Wellness Benefit: PPO Providers 



<or Covered Employees and 100% up to $400. 

)ependent Spouses, the following Excess is not covered. 
',xams once per year, unless more 
requently advised. 

Services include: 

> One routine physical per Calendar Year 

I One Digital Rectal Exam & PSA Test per year (or as recommended by the member' s 
physician) 

> One routine Hemoccult (Colon) Test per year 
I One Gynecological (Pelvic) Exam per year 

> Immunizations as recommended by the physician 
» Routine Well Baby Care for dependent children 

» Routine Pap Smear 

Routine Mammogram Exam every 12 months (or as recommended by the physician) 



306 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



BENEFITS SUBJECT TO CALENDAR YEAR DEDUCTIBLE : 



Inpatient Hospital Expenses 



Outpatient Hospital Expenses 



Emergency Room Expenses 



Mental/Nervous disorder 

Alcohol/Drug abuse treatment 

Inpatient/Outpatient 

Chiropractic Care 

Prescription Drugs 

Generic 

^unless drug is mental/nervous drug 

which is paid at 70% In or Out of 

network 

Brand Drugs 

Skilled Nursing Facility 

Home Health Care 

Hospice Care 

Private Duty Nursing 

Rehabilitative Therapy 

All other eligible expenses 



100% subject 
to Calendar 
Year Deductible 
100% subject 
to Calendar 
Year Deductible 
100% subject 
To Calendar 
Year Deductible 

Participating 
In-Network 
PPO Providers 



100% 
100% 

100%* 



80% subject 
to Calendar 
Year Deductible 
80% subject 
to Calendar 
Year Deductible 
80% subject 
to Calendar 
Year Deductible 



Out-of-Network 
Providers 



80% 
80% 



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k 

k 



80% 

100% 

100% 

100% 

100% 

100% 

100% 



80% 
80% 
80% 
80% 
80% 



NOTE: EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE SCHEDULE: 

It is the responsibility of the Covered Person to utilize an In-network provider in order to 

receive In-network benefits. It will be the responsibility of the Covered Person to inform 

the Plan Supervisor (Claims Administrator) if and when any of the following 

"Exceptions" situations occur in order for the In-network level of benefits to apply, 

otherwise the Out-of-Network level of benefits shall apply: 

i. for treatment rendered while an individual is out of town or on vacation; 

ii. for treatment rendered as a result of an accident or emergency; and 

iii. where there is no PPO provider available within the service area for such 

services. 
The PPO service area is defined as 50 miles from the Covered Person's residence. 

The Following Benefits/Requirements Apply Regardless Of PPO Utilization: 
Pre-certification Requirements: 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 307 

uthorization required prior to inpatient admission. For emergencies, notification 
equired within 48 hours or on the first business day following weekend/holiday 
idmission. 
Continued Stay Review: 



Authorization required for additional days not previously certified. 
Von- Compliance Penalties: 



or non-certified inpatient confinements, the penalty is $500 per confinement, 
or additional days not previously certified, the penalty is 50% of covered hospital 
charges per confinement. 

!ALENDAR YEAR MAXIMUM BENEFITS: 



Skilled Nursing Facility: 50 Days 

fiome Health Care: 50 Visits 

Bereavement Counseling 20 Visits 

Private Duty Nursing: $10,000 

Occupational Therapy $ 1 ,000 

Speech Therapy $ 1,000 

Physical Therapy $ 1,000 

Durable Medical $50,000 

Prosthetics $50,000 

Combined Inpatient and Outpatient treatment of a mental or nervous disorder: 

7 days of inpatient acute care; 
li. 7 days of inpatient sub-acute care; 

iii. 14 days of day treatment, including partial hospitalization; 

iv. 20 days of residential treatment; 

V. 25 sessions of outpatient treatment; 

jvi. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) - $2,500 calendar year 

maximum benefit 

Restorative or rehabilitative speech therapy: $1,000 Per Covered Person (when NOT in 
(connection with home healthcare or convalescent facility care and only when required for 

speech loss or impairment due to an accident, illness or injury, or to overcome a physical 
| defect) 

LIFETIME MAXIMUM BENEFITS: 

[Alcoholism & Drug Abuse 

I (combined Inpatient and Outpatient) $ 1 0,000; however, out- 

patient rehabilitation care 
is further limited to $4,000 
lifetime with a maximum 
benefit payable of $2,000 
per approved course of 
treatment. 

Hospice Care Facility 30 days 

(in lieu of Inpatient hospital confinement) 



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308 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

Lifetime Maximum $ 1 ,000,000 

(including all above specified maximums) 

III. ADDITIONAL GENERAL PLAN PROVISIONS: 

A. Second Surgical Opinion: NOTE: While it is no longer a requirement to have 
second surgical opinion, such opinion will be considered an eligible medical 
expense if performed as indicated below. However, they will be subject to the 
deductible and coinsurance: 
1. Charges for a voluntary second surgical opinion evaluating the need for 

surgery by a second (or third) physician, including the consulting opinion | 
and directly related diagnostic services by a physician, provided the 
physician is a board-certified specialist in the condition for which the 
procedure is proposed or has been referred to the covered person by a 
medical society; and does not perform or assist with the procedure if it is; 
performed; and does not have any business or financial association with the 
qualified physician performing the procedure if it is performed. 

B. Plan participants with a pre-existing condition should consult the benefit booklet 
to know when coverage for such condition will be accepted under the terms of 
the Plan. The "pre-existing condition" is as follows: 

During the first six months from the enrollment date, which shall be the 
"Pre-Existing Condition Limitation Period" exclusion, this Plan will 
not provide benefits for a Covered Person for any condition, regardless 
of the cause of the condition, other than pregnancy, for which medical 
advice, diagnosis, care or treatment was recommended or received 
within the three month period ending on the Enrollment Date, by a 
health care provider or practitioner duly licensed to provide such care 
under state law and operating within the scope of said license. 

IV. SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF DENTAL BENEFITS 
(ACTIVE AND MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT) 
Calendar Year Deductible : 

Per Covered Person $ 1 00.00 

Co-insurance payable under this plan not subject to the deductible : 

Type A (Oral Surgery) 80% 

Type B (Diagnostic and Preventative) 100%* 

*(for charges incurred during initial visit only, up to a calendar year maximum 

benefit of $80, regardless if the $80 maximum in charges is incurred. Subsequent 

visits are subject to deductible and 80%, as outlined below: 

Co-insurance payable under this plan subject to the deductible: 

Type B (Diagnostic and Preventative) 80% (for expenses not addressed in Type B 

above) 

Type B (Simple Restorative Procedures) 80% 

Type C (Periodontics) 50% 

Type C (Complex Restorative Procedures) 50% 

Type C (Prosthodontics) 50% 

Type D (Orthodontics) 50% 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 309 

|\OTE: No benefits will be payable under the dental plan for Type C, or Dental 
[Expenses for a pre-existing condition until a Covered Person has been covered under the 
jPlan for three (3) consecutive months. 

Calendar Year Benefit Maximum: 

Per Covered Person (Type A, B, C) $ 1 ,000 

Orthodontic Lifetime Benefit Maximum: 

(Type D expenses will apply to both 

lifetime and calendar year maximum) $ 1 ,000 

SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF VISION BENEFITS 
(ACTIVE AND MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT) 

A. Complete eye exam: one every 12 month period and must include refraction (by 
a legally qualified Ophthalmologist or Optometrist). 

B. Lenses prescribed for the first time or new lenses required because of a change 
in prescription. Charges for contact lenses are covered to the extent of the sum 
of the charges that would be covered for single vision lenses, plus the charges 
for frames. 
Limited to: 

a) Two lenses during any one 24 consecutive month period, or every 12 
months with a required prescription change; and 

b) One pair of frames during any one 24 consecutive month period will be 
considered as eligible vision expenses. 

Calendar Year Deductible : 

Individual $25.00 

Co-insurance payable under the vision benefit: 80% 

Calendar Year Benefit Maximum: 

Individual $200.00 

VI. MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT: 

Retired persons over 65 must be enrolled in Medicare/Medicaid (as applicable) to 
participate. When a participant retires after the age of 65, he/she must re-enroll with 
Medicare for Medicare to begin paying claims as the primary insurance. 

The General Board of Pension is authorized to withhold from annuity checks the 
monthly premium for those enrolled in this program. All should be enrolled unless 
they submit a written request not to participate. Written evidence of having other 
adequate medical and health care insurance programs will be required. 

SUMMARY OF MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT COVERAGE 

Subject to the limitations and exclusions of the Plan, the 65 and over Medicare 
Supplement Employee Benefit Plan will pay: 
Medicare Part A Benefits: 

1. One hundred percent (100%) of the eligible Medicare deductible for the first 60 days 
in the hospital. 

2. The per day Medicare deductible for days 61 - 90 in hospital. 



31 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

3. The per day Medicare deductible of the "Lifetime Reserve" for the 60 additional 
days whenever these days are approved by Medicare. 

4. The (PART A) hospital benefits after the 150 Medicare days are used up. This 
coverage will pay 90% of the eligible PART A Medicare expenses, for up to 365 
additional days (Acute Care). 

5. The per days Medicare co-payment for the 21 st through the 100 th day in Post- 
Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. 

Medicare Part B Benefits: 

1. One hundred percent (100%) of the Medicare calendar year deductible on the PART 
B benefits. 

2. One hundred percent (100%) of the Medicare co-insurance for physician charges and 
other health services to a maximum of $10,000 per calendar year. 

Limitations and Exclusions: 

1 . Benefits will not be provided for charges covered by or available under the provision 
of Medicare. 

2. Charges for hearing aids and for outpatient nursing care (full or part-time) are not 
covered. It is recommended that you retain a copy of all claims and bills for your 
personal records. 

Current Premiums as of January 1, 2007: 

(Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Program) 

Classification Annually Monthly 

Clergy or Retired Employee $2,220.00 $185.00 

Spouse of Clergy or Retired Employee $2,220.00 $185.00 

Surviving Spouse $2,220.00 $185.00 

VII. MS - 65 PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM 

This is administered by The Conference Board of Pensions for persons over 65 who 
are retired and enrolled in the Louisiana Conference Self-funded Medicare 
Supplement plan. 

A. All prescriptions will be processed by Script Care. You must present your 
Script Care ID Card to identify yourself as a participant in the program to your 
participating pharmacy. When you purchase your prescriptions at a 
participating pharmacy, you must first satisfy a $200 Individual and $400 
Family calendar year deductible. You then pay the co-pay(s) as indicated 
below: 

Type of Drug 

Generic: 

Brand (Formulary) 

Brand (Non-Formulary) 

Dispensing Limits: 

B. You will no longer need to send printouts or receipts to Louisiana Conference 
UMC. 



Mandatory Generic: 

C. A physician dispense as written prescription will cost the participant the brand 
name co-payment indicated above, after the deductible indicated above has been 



Retail 


Mail Order 


$10 


$20 


$20 


$40 


$40 


$80 


34-day supply 


90-day supply 



Annually 


Monthly 


$ 7,500.00 


$ 625.00 


$ 5,400.00 


$ 450.00 


$10,800.00 


$ 900.00 


$ 5,400.00 


$ 450.00 


$10,800.00 


$ 900.00 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 31 1 

met. Physicians who insist upon the use of a brand name drug for a multisource 
drug must write the words "Brand Necessary" on the face of the prescription. If 
a physician authorized the use of a generic drug for a multisource drug, but the 
participant insists on the use of a brand name drug, then the participant must pay 
the difference between what the participating pharmacy will be paid for the 
multisource drug and the actual charge of the brand name drug. 

Ml prescription claims that are submitted directly to Script Care beyond 90 days after the 
ffective date of the program will incur a charge of $2.00 per prescription. If your 
pharmacy is not a part of the Script Care network, please call Script Care at 1-800-880- 
p988 so that they may be contacted to become a part of the Script Care network. 

VIII. CURRENT PREMIUMS (2007) 
A. Medical and Hospital plus Dental: 

Classification 

ONE SINGLE PREMIUM 

Participant - single coverage 
Participant - family coverage 
Surviving Spouse (under 65) - single 
Surviving Spouse (under 65) - family 
B. Payment of Premium 

1. The Conference Board of Pensions will pay Vi of the Medical and Health 
Care Insurance premium for a surviving spouse under age 65 and 
dependents. 

2. Remittances shall be sent monthly, IN ADVANCE, to the Conference 
Office of Financial Affairs, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. 
Checks should be made payable to Louisiana Annual Conference. 

IX. CANCELLATION OF BENEFITS 

A. If a participant in any of the Conference insurance programs becomes three (3) 
months in arrears on payment of premiums, his/her coverage will be 
discontinued. 

B. Reinstatement will not be permitted for one full year. Payment of the amount in 
arrears plus one month payment in advance must be remitted before 
reinstatement. 

C. Active Participants previously covered under this Plan whose coverage ceases 
due to lay-off, termination of employment or whose coverage lapses from non- 
payment of any required contribution, and who is re-hired and becomes an 
eligible Employee shall become eligible for coverage again, for Employee and 
any previously covered eligible Dependents, subject to all plan provisions 
required of a new Employee. 

X. REPORTING CLAIMS 

Claims are to be sent to Benefit Management Services (BMS) P. O. Box 98044, 
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9044. Only one complete claim form per family member 
per year is necessary; any additional claims must indicate the employee's name, 
employer's name (La. Conference UMC) employee's identification number. DO 



31 2 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

NOT SEND CLAIMS TO THE CONFERENCE OFFICE. Should you need 1 1 
talk with a claims representative, contact: 

Benefit Management Services (BMS) 

Toll Free: 1-800-603-2299, Ext. 1071 (Customer Service) 

Fax: 225-297-2885 

Email: bmscustomerservice @ bcbsla.com 

Web Site: www.bmshealth.com 

All claims must be sent to Benefit Management Services within one (1) year fron 
the date the expense was incurred in order to be considered eligible for payment 
When a covered person's coverage terminates for any reason, written proof must b( 
given to the Employer within 30 days of the date of termination of coverage 
provided the Plan remains in force. It is required that persons serving appointment 
beyond the age of 65 retain regular coverage as primary carrier with Medicare 
secondary until retirement. For further information regarding benefits and claims 
please contact Brian Shoup at the Conference Office of Financial Affairs at (225; 
346-1646. 



REPORT III 

I. GRANTS 

A. Recommend that grants for dependents be continued to: Beulah Irving and 
Larry Leon Scott. 

B. Recommend that a special grant be paid June 1, 2007 - May 31, 2008 from 
Conference pension funds to: 

1. Mrs. Evelyn D. Pearce in an amount equal to 75% of ten (10) years annuity 
credit at the rate of the year of Rev. Nicolas D. Pearce' s withdrawal (1968) 
for service within the Conference. 

2. Mrs. Jewell B. Bonds in an amount equal to 75% of the 1968 annuity rate 
for the service of Rev. John C. Bonds, Sr., covering the period June 2, 1961 
-June 6, 1968. 

3. Rev. James F. Stone in an amount based on ten and one half (10 Vi) years 
annuity credit at the 1968 rate. 

4. Rev. Robert F. DeBusk, Jr. in an amount based on six and one-fourth (6 l A) 
years annuity credit at the 1987 rate. 

5. Mrs. Patsy R. Garrett in an amount equal to 75% of twelve (12) years of 
annuity credit at the 1967 rate. 

II. RESOLUTION RELATING TO RENTAL/HOUSING ALLOWANCES FOR 
RETIRED OR INCAPACITATED CLERGYPERSONS OF THE LOUISIANA 
CONFERENCE 

THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE (THE "CONFERENCE") ADOPTS THE 
FOLLOWING: 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 31 3 

WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church (the 
"Church"), of which this Conference is a part, has in the past functioned and continues to 
function through ministers of the gospel (within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code 
section 107) who were or are duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed ministers of the 
Church ("Clergypersons"); 

WHEREAS, the practice of the Church and of this Conference was and is to provide 
active Clergypersons with a parsonage or a rental/housing allowance as part of their gross 
compensation; 

WHEREAS, Pensions or other amounts paid to active, retired, and incapacitated 
Clergypersons are considered to be deferred compensation and are paid to active, retired, 
and incapacitated Clergypersons in consideration of previous active service; and 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized the Conference (or its 
predecessors) as the appropriate organization to designate a rental/housing allowance for 
retired and incapacitated Clergypersons who are or were members of this Conference and 
are eligible to receive such deferred compensation; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

THAT an amount equal to 100% of the pension or incapacity payments received from 
plans authorized under The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church (the 
"Discipline"), which includes all such payments from the General Board of Pension and 
Health Benefits ("GBOPHB"), during the year 2007 by each retired or incapacitated 
Clergyperson who is or was a member of the Conference, or its predecessors, be and 
hereby is designated as a rental/housing allowance for each such Clergyperson; and 

THAT, the pension or incapacity payments to which this rental/housing allowance 
applies will be any pension or incapacity payments from plans, annuities, or funds 
authorized under the Discipline including such payments from the GBOPHB and from a 
commercial annuity company that provides an annuity arising from benefits accrued 
under a GBOPHB plan, annuity, or fund authorized under the Discipline, that result from 
any service a Clergyperson rendered to this Conference or that a retired or incapacitated 
Clergyperson of this Conference rendered to any local church, annual conference of the 
church, general agency of the Church, other institution of the Church, former 
denomination that is now a part of the Church, or any other employer that employed the 
Clergyperson to perform services related to the ministry of the Church, or its 
predecessors, and that elected to make contributions to, or accrue a benefit under, such a 
plan, annuity, or fund for such retired or incapacitated Clergyperson' s pension or 
incapacity as part of his or her compensation. 

NOTE: The rental/housing allowance that may be excluded from a Clergyperson' s gross 
income in any year for federal income tax purposes is limited under Internal Revenue 
Code section 107(2) and regulations thereunder to the least of: (1) the amount of the 
rental/housing allowance designated by the Clergyperson' s employer or other appropriate 



31 4 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



body of the Church (such as this Conference in the foregoing resolution) for such year; 
(2) the amount actually expended by the Clergyperson to rent or provide a home in such I 
year; or (3) the fair rental value of the home, including furnishings and appurtenances 
(such as a garage), plus the cost of utilities in such year. 

III. INVESTMENTS 

Recommend the continued supervision of investment of Pension Crusade funds by 
the Investment Committee of The United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana with 
the Chairperson of the Board and the Executive Director of the Board serving as ex- 
officio members of the committee. 

IV. OTHER MATTERS 

A. The benefits listed in this report relating to MRPF, CRSP and CPP, are a 
summary of the programs in which this Conference participates through the 
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. All claims are subject to the 
detailed programs and interpretations of the General Board. 

B. The Conference Board of Pensions for 2007 will reimburse (upon receipt of 
voucher) the necessary moving expenses incurred by clergy when they retire, up 
to a maximum of $4,000 and the moving expenses of surviving annuitant(s) of a 
clergy who dies while under appointment in a full connection, associate, 
probationary or a full-time local pastor relationship. 

C. The Conference Board of Pensions is pleased to provide housing on the 
Centenary Campus for retirees and their spouses or surviving spouses who wish 
to attend Annual Conference. We recommend that reservation requests be 
submitted to Centenary NO LATER THAN April 1 st . The Board is not 
responsible for any other housing arrangement. Meals will also be provided by 
the Board in the Centenary Cafeteria. 

D. Retirees who are concerned about late pension checks should not contact the 
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits before the 10 th of the month. 

E. Information about personal pension accounts may be obtained by calling the 
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits at 1-800-851-2201. 

F. Subscriptions to the LOUISIANA NOW will be provided to all retirees and 
surviving spouses by the Conference Board of Pensions. 

G. The Conference Board of Pensions recommends that the distribution from the 
United Methodist Publishing House be donated to the Central Conference 
Pension Initiative. 

REPORT IV 

This Vacation Policy for Clergy is to standardize clergy vacations across the Conference. 

The policy is for pastors serving full-time appointments within the bounds of the 

Louisiana Conference. 

CONFERENCE TIME OF VACATION 

RELATIONSHIP SERVICE TIME 

(1) Full-Time Local Pastors in process, 

Attending the four- week Course of Study 2 weeks paid 

(2) Full-Time Pastors (Full Members, 5 years or less 2 weeks paid 






2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 31 5 



Probationary Members, Assoc. Members, 
Full Connection Deacons, (FTLP) 

(3) Full-Time Pastors (Full Members, 10 years or less 3 weeks paid 
Probationary Members, Assoc. Members, 

Full Connection Deacons, FTLP) 

(4) Full-Time Pastors (Full Members, Over 10 years 4 weeks paid 
Probationary Members, Assoc. Members, 

Full Connection Deacons, FTLP) 
NOTE: Years of service refer to years of service in an Annual Conference^ ) of the 
United Methodist Church, not years of service in the local church to which the pastor is 
appointed. These years of service include years under appointment to Seminary or 
beyond the local church. 

Time used for Continuing Education, as defined by The Book of Discipline of the United 
Methodist Church and according to the rules set by the Conference Board of Ordained 
Ministry, shall not be considered as vacation time or used in lieu of vacation time. 
Vacation time is on a conference year basis. Vacation time not used in one year cannot 
be carried over into the next year. 
Days Off Policy: 

The Annual Conference's policy is that each local church's Pastor-Parish Relations 
Committee establish a days off policy with the pastor(s) of the charge. The minimum 
standard for days off is as follows: 2 days per week and 2 nights per week. Additional 
time should be set aside each week for prayer and study for the pastor's use. 

Churches should encourage their pastor(s) to participate in physical exercise programs, 
good nutrition programs, and to get regular checkups with their doctors. 

This policy is to be printed each year in the Journal of the Louisiana Annual Conference. 
The Cabinet of the Louisiana Annual Conference will send a copy of this policy to the 
Chairperson of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee in each District. 

REPORT V 
STATEMENT OF ASSETS - 1/1/07 
Balance 12/31/06: 

Conference Operating Accounts $1,795,203 

UMF - Louisiana Conference Pension Fund 7,904,354 

UMF - Nell Stipe Endowment Fund 742,652 

UMF - Ava Morton Alford Fund 31,155 

UMF - Carrollton UMC Fund 51,930 

UMF - Daisie Dell Garber Fund II 26,242 

UMF - B. Paxton Fund 18,958 

General Board of Pension - Superannuate Fund 254,407 

TOTAL $10,824,901 
NOTE: The Conference Board of Pensions received $646,053 from the Woolworth 
Foundation in 2006. The estimated value of the assets of the Foundation is $7,000,000. 



31 6 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



REPORT VI 

LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE FUNDING PLAN 

FOR SUPPLEMENT ONE TO THE CLERGY RETIREMENT SECURITY PLAN 

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007 

The 2007 Past Service Rate (PSR) for the Louisiana Annual Conference is $541 or 1.0% 
of Denomination Average Compensation (DAC). The conference intends to maintain the 
PSR at or above 1.0% of CAC. For the past ten years, ignoring the one-time 
compensation corrections, the CAC has increased by an average of 3.5% each year and 
we expect that pattern to remain rather stable. Therefore we expect future PSR's to 
increase by an average of 3.5%. 

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has determined that the portion of the 
pre-82 plan liability attributable to the Louisiana Annual Conference is $33,812,611 with 
a 3.5% PSR increase assumption, based on a 2007 PSR of $541. Plan funds currently 
held with the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits have a value of $40,880,968 
as of January 1, 2005. 

The difference between the total plan liability and current plan funding is 7,068,357. 
This represents an overfunded plan asset. 

The funding plan as of January 1, 2005, for the 2007 funding plan is summarized below: 
Supplement One Liability Assuming 

A PSR Increase of 3.5% $(33,812,611) 

Current Plan Funding 40,880,968 

Funded Status $7,068,357 



Submitted on: 



J. Roddy Taylor 

Chair, 

Conference Board of Pensions 



Carl E. Rhoads 
Executive Director, 
Administrative Services 



J. Roddy Taylor, Chair 

John Kolwe, Vice Chair 

John A. Cannon, Secretary 

Carl E. Rhoads, Pensions and Benefits Officer 

W. Ralph Ford, Cabinet Liaison 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 31 7 



GENERAL BOARD OF PENSION OF 
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

Payments to Annuitants for Conference 



MINISTERIAL MEMBERS INSIDE 



ADAMS, JAMES L 

AKIN, FRANK BRUNSON 

ALVERSON, DONICE W 

ASBURY, LOU A. 

AUGUST, WILBERT C 

AVANT, NATHAN T 

AVERETT, CLYDE WESLEY 

BABINGTON, THOMAS M 

BAILES, HOMER V 

BAKER, ARTHUR M 

BAKER, HUGH LEON 

BAKER, WALTER LEE 

BARKSDALE, EDWIN J 

BENGTSON, ROBERT WILLIAM 
j BERGERON, TOMMY RAY 
J BEVILL, LILLARD RHODES 

BLACKWOOD, WALLACE P 

BLAKELY, WILLIAM C 

BLAKEMAN JR, HENRY W. 

BLOUNT, FOREST N 

BLOUNT, HENRY CLAYTON 

BOWDON, JOSEPH H 

BOWLING, BOBBY JOE 

BRADEN, JOHN M 

BRANTON, LOUIS RAY 

BROWN, LANCE EDMOND 
| CADY, MANASSEH C 
i CALVIN, GEORGE W C 
) CARAWAY, JAMES J 

CARAWAY, STONE W 

CARROLL, PAUL CURTIS 

CARRUTH, ANGUS LEE 
I CARTER, PAUL WILTON 
| CARTER, ROBERT C 
! CARTER, ROBERT EARL 
j CHAMBERS, CURTIS A 
' CHILDS, HOWARD B 
! CHURCH, PERCELL 
i COKER, JOHN CALVIN 
i CORIE, FINAS PLEASANT 
| CORLEY, JOHN DAVID 

CORY, FREDDIE WAYNE 
I CRAMMER, HEATON B 
I CROFOOT, RAYMOND M 
! CROSBY, TOM O 
i CUNNINGHAM, GEORGE B 

DANIELS, NATHAN 

DAVIS, ABRAHAM ERIC 
: DAVIS, PAUL DEAN 
j DOUGLAS, ANDREW J 
! DUERSON, GEORGE A 
| DUKE, KENNETH C 

DUNBAR, THOMAS A 

DURBIN, PAUL GUY 

EDWARDS, CONRAD P 
| EDWARDS, OAKLEY E 

ELLIOTT, WILLIAM M 
I ELLZEY, HOWARD D 
j EUBANKS, WILLIAM 

EVANS, JAMES OLIVER 
i EVANS, TOMMY NICHOLS 
: FAIRLEY, JAMES VERNON 

FANT, ELMER BENJAMIN 
; FORMAN, BRADY BROCK 
! FRANKLIN, MCKINLEY 
I FRASER,FREDM 

FRAZIER, PERCY MAC 

FREEMAN, THOMAS B 

FRIEDRICH, ROLAND K 

FULLER, CLARENCE G 



MPP/DBV 


DBSM 


4,683.18 


13,032.00 


7,280.04 




377.82 




1,726.20 




1,071.99 


17,947.08 


2,330.64 


786.12 


6,500.37 


6,294.72 




4,192.08 


3,843.75 


6,026.16 


3,099.96 


15,210.48 


3,014.27 






7,274.40 


424.89 


4,585.02 


11,712.05 


16,506.12 


18,757.26 


11,107.56 


10,402.08 


9,524.04 


419.80 




9,607.13 


13,111.68 


10,762.11 


13,362.12 




787.56 


5,884.90 


15,458.16 


5,358.01 


16,506.12 


4,551.96 




12,433.84 


3,513.72 


14,036.64 


13,886.16 


9,816.27 


12,052.08 


16,886.50 


15,058.20 


4,316.73 


17,030.16 


13,146.78 


13,886.16 


9,954.92 


11,790.12 


4,617.40 


18,471.00 


6,289.48 


7,369.56 




15,458.16 


775.28 


19,519.08 


6,364.55 




6,123.91 


695.88 


6,275.42 




13,888.56 


4,810.44 


423.34 


12,838.08 


3,016.68 


10,828.32 


1,053.52 






17,030.16 


4,513.80 


17,554.08 


4,741.03 


13,231.08 


12,589.50 


10,265.28 


13,068.47 


8,092.80 


7,807.62 


20,386.68 


1,174.70 




13,954.02 


6,805.08 


13,294.26 


11,790.12 


3,204.53 




6,079.78 


7,510.37 


19,389.26 


4,390.92 


9,408.62 


13,886.16 


812.16 


4,434.60 


595.10 




393.12 




13,363.38 


12,838.08 


2,487.86 


12,775.08 


11,066.45 


11.790.12 


8,958.24 




5,404.10 


17,030.16 


5,987.76 




7,733.16 




7,138.68 




1,506.92 




669.26 


8,384.04 



GRANTS DISABLITY 
M1N BNFIT 



19,665.68 



9,170.16 



TOTAL 



17,715.18 

7,280.04 

377.82 

1,726.20 

19,019.07 

3,116.76 

12,795.09 

4,192.08 

9,869.91 

18,310.44 

3,014.27 

7,274.40 

5,009.91 

28,218.17 

29,864.82 

19,926.12 

419.80 

22,718.81 

24,124.23 

787.56 

21,343.06 

21,864.13 

4,551.96 

15,947.56 

27,922.80 

19,665.68 

21,868.35 

31,944.70 

21,346.89 

27,032.94 

21,745.04 

23,088.40 

13,659.04 

15,458.16 

20,294.36 

6,364.55 

6,819.79 

6,275.42 

18,699.00 

13,261.42 

13,845.00 

1,053.52 

17,030.16 

22,067.88 

17,972.11 

22,854.78 

21,161.27 

28,194.30 

1,174.70 

20,759.10 

25,084.38 

3,204.53 

13,590.15 

23,780.18 

23,294.78 

5,246.76 

595.10 

393.12 

26,201.46 

15,262.94 

54.288.64 

22,856.57 

8,958.24 

22,434.26 

5,987.76 

7.733.16 

7,138.68 

1.506.92 

9,053.30 

9,170.16 



31 8 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



GALATAS, ROBERT 
GINN. DEWITT M 
GRIFFIN. BERTRAND 
HALL, DONALD JAMES 
HALL, WILLIAM T 
HAMMOND, ESTER LOUISE 
HARRINGTON. HARRY ARTHUR 
HESS. GEORGE M 
HILLARD. CLARENCE L 
HOLT, MELVIN RAY 
HOOD, BOYD 
HORTON JR, JAMES RYAN 
HOUSE, EDWIN HUGH 
HUBER, SANDRA SUE 
HUDSON, HOWARD L 
HUMPHREYS, JAMES H 
IRVING, SIDNEY EARL 
JOHNS. JOHN RIDGELY 
JOHNSON, JERRY L. 
JONES, FRANK MORRISON 
JONES, JAMES WALTER 
JONES, KENNETH REGINAL 
KOELEMAY, JOHN B 
LAPUYADE, CALVIN O 
LAVO, JOHN H 
LAWTON, BOB L 
LEE, CHANG KYU 
LEE, JOHN M 

LONGFELLOW, HAROLD W 
LOWE, TERRAL T 
LYONS, DENVER DALE 
MADDIN, JAMES LAWRENCE 
MARCUSSEN, HELEN G 
MARTIN. ELSWOOD JOSEPH 
MAYO, WILLIAM F 
MCCLAIN, JOE WAYNE 
MCCUTCHEON, WILLIAM M 
MCGUIRE, DOUGLAS L 
MCLEAN, JAMES A 
MCLEMORE, CAGE M 
MEANS, JERRY AKIN 
MEEK, RICHARD R 
MILLER, ROBERT REECE 
MILTON, WILLIAM SPILLER 
MONTEGUDO, JOHN SIDNEY 
MORGAN, DONALD REID 
MORGAN, EDISON E 
MOUSER, ROY E 
NASH, ROY B 
NOLAN, WILLIAM EARL 
NORRIS, LESLIE H P 
OLMSTED, LEWIS LESTER 
PATTON, ISAAC A 
PEEPLES, WILLIAM D 
PETERSON, ROBERT WALLACE 
PETTY, BENJAMIN ABY 
PEYTON, ROBERT L 
PHELPS, JACKIE DEAN 
POOLE, FRANKLIN PARKER 
POOLE, JAMES MARTIN 
POTTER, ROBERT LYNN 
PRICE, HAROLD LEE 
PYLES, JIMMIE DADE 
RAMSEY, WENDALL DWIGHT 
RAYMOND, FULTON ALLEN 
REAGAN, WESLEY CHARLES 
REED, KENNETH R 
REEVES, SAMUEL DWAIN 
ROBERTSON, LARRY D 
ROBERTSON, MINNS S 
ROBINSON, IRA MEREDITH 
ROPER, CHARLES B 
ROUNTREE, JOSEPH LEONARD 
ROWELL JR, WILLIAM A 
SANFIEL, MARTA L 
SCHAUB, JAMES RICHARD 



MPP/DBV 


DBSM 


7,107.66 


14,934.12 


12,605.47 


9,301.08 


4,459.56 




4,554.48 


12,528.96 




10,115.88 


3,373.12 


524.04 


7,578.43 


8,909.28 




635.28 


22,022.48 


13,042.44 


9,135.19 


5,392.32 


684.18 


2,840.64 


5,999.91 


6,389.53 


5,736.03 


15,458.16 


11,631.08 




6,290.08 


3,013.08 


13,991.95 


22,665.48 



GRANTS DISBILITY/ 
MIN BNFIT 



12,140.00 



11,266.1 



13,458.99 


3,800.76 


15,323.99 


12,707.04 


5,679.60 




88.26 


19,650.12 


8,101.65 


14,410.08 


10,101.81 


1,284.36 


5,485.36 


15,458.16 


13,753.80 




8,078.63 


12,178.04 


2,104.39 


4,682.23 


4,549.95 




9,321.61 


4,622.64 


17,456.48 


6,149.88 


1,258.29 


1,834.08 


7,777.90 


2,488.44 


1,698.28 


18,864.00 


14,479.23 


11,865.72 


1,882.26 


8,144.88 


1,182.21 


19,650.12 




882.00 


9,317.81 




996.33 


11,435.28 


2,598.84 


11,160.48 


1,075.95 


17,554.08 


13,381.28 


11,910.96 


18,549.66 


3,817.56 


12,101.54 


7,860.00 


2,357.85 


17,554.08 


121.28 


8,745.96 


5,158.78 


13,886.16 


13,277.97 


7,823.52 


18,831.42 


2,872.80 


99.12 


15,109.92 


14,492.33 


12,996.48 


6,987.41 


5,502.12 




4,978.08 


395.03 


14,803.08 


8,291.40 




10,412.69 


4,192.08 


8,294.02 


15,982.08 


15,981.57 


14,410.08 


1,767.47 






18,843.00 




5.717.32 


2,131.65 




9,806.12 




10,350.12 


4,205.16 


10,679.40 




10,369.48 


10,796.88 


414.80 


22,925.04 


5,441.64 


11,857.68 


9,085.68 




14,391.01 


7,552.20 


8,899.38 




20,135.82 





19,665.68 
30,338.73 



27,151.04 



TOTAL 

22,041.78 
21,906.55 

4,459.56 
17,083.44 
10,115.88 

3,897.16 
16,487.71 
635.28 
35,064.92 
14,527.51 

3,524.82 
12,389.44 
21,194.19 
11,631.08 

9,303.16 
36,657.43 
19,665.68 
23,406.08 
30,338.73 
17,259.75 
28,031.03 

5,679.60 
19,738.38 
22,511.73 
11,386.17 
20,943.52 
13,753.80 
20,256.67 

6,786.62 

4,549.95 
13,944.25 
23,606.36 

3,092.37 
10,266.34 
20,562.28 
26,344.95 
10,027.14 
20,832.33 
882.00 

9,317.81 
12,431.61 
13,759.32 
18,630.03 
25,292.24 
19,907.28 
22,367.22 
19,961.54 
19,911.93 

8,867.24 
19,044.94 
21,101.49 
21,704.22 
15,209.04 
27,488.81 
12,489.53 

4,978.08 
15,198.11 

8,291.40 
14,604.77 
24,276.10 
30,391.65 

1,767.47 
18,843.00 

5,717.32 

2,131.65 

9,806.12 
14,555.28 
10,679.40 
21,166.36 
23,339.84 
17,299.32 

9,085.68 
21,943.21 
27,151.04 

8,899.38 
20,135.82 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 31 9 



SCOTT, CHARLES ED 

SHIRLEY, FRED OSWALD 

SIMMONS, WM ODELL 

SINGLETARY, PAUL C 

SKINNER, JAMES CLAUD 

SMITH, GORDON LAMAR 

SMITH, HERBERT AUSTIN 

SNELLING, CLARENCE HAAS 

SOLOMON, JOE D 

SPILLER, RAY ROLON 

SPITZKEIT, JAMES W 

STEPHENS, ULYSSE 

STILTNER, RICHARD THOMPS 

STOKES, WILLIAM M 

STRONG, CHARLES PAYNE 

TATUM, ROBERT LOWELL 

TAYLOR, LEBARON THOMAS 

TAYLOR, ROBERT E 

TERRY, BYRD LEE 

THOMAS, EDWARD ROSCOE 

THOMAS, GEORGE L 

TOHLINE, DANIEL W 

VAN HORN, GARY LEROY 

VINING, KIRBY ARDIS 

WADE, GILBERT H 

WADE, LELAND DEWITT 

WALKER, MAYNARD R 

WALKER, SAMUEL WEAVER 

WALLACE, JEFFERSON C 

WALTON, RICHARD E 

WARREN, B RAMON 

WATSON, GRAYSON B 

WEBER, THEODORE R 

WELCH, CARLOS ALVIN 

WILLIS, TERRY C 

WILLSON, WILLIAM GEORGE 

WILSON, JAMES EDWIN 

WILSON, THOMAS A 

WINN, JOHN MURRAY 

WOOD, KARL DAVID 

WOODLAND, JAMES PHILIP 

WRIGHT-BUTLER, HELENA W 

YOUNGBLOOD, WILLIAM LAMA 

ZERGER, MELVIN D 

TOTAL MINISTERIAL INSIDE 

TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS 

LOCAL PASTOR INSIDE 

BABIN, HAROLD B 
BELL, BURNELL 
BOYD, WILLIAM R 
BROWN, JOE E 

BROWN, MARGARET LITCHFIE 
CORRIGAN, MICHAEL D 
CORRIGAN, RETHA V 
COSENTINO, CHARLES ROBER 
CYPRIAN, WESLEY RAY 
EASTERLING, RONALD JEFFE 
GENTRY, ROBERT DON 
GORE, BRYANT E 
GUY, ERNEST RAND 
HUTSON, ROBERT D 
JOHNSON, CURTIS 
LAMPKIN, LORETTA M 
LEIDIG, RAYMOND H 
MAYO, SEAMAN ALVIN 
MITCHELL, MARVA LOUISE 
MORGAN, JARRELL RALPH 
PEEL, LEWIS ALTON 
SCOTT, LLOYD EDWARDS 
SHEPHERD, LINDA K 
SMITH, JAMES RONNIE 
SOUTHALL, OBIE JACOB 
TIPPIN, OSCAR 
WASHINGTON, DAN 
WINDHAM, JOSEPH H 



MPP/DBV 


DBSM GRANTS 


DISBILITY/ TOTAL 




MIN BNFIT 


907.68 


4,662.96 


5.570.64 


2,702.59 


15,767.04 


18,469.63 


18,862.68 


14,934.12 


33,796.80 


4,475.27 




4,475.27 


2,424.21 


10,418.40 


12,842.61 


6,303.36 




6,303.36 


2,601.63 


4,978.08 


7.579.71 




6,550.08 


6.550.08 


6,878.64 


3,406.08 


10.284.72 


18,810.93 


11,583.96 


30,394.89 


6,891.25 


2,227.08 


9,118.33 


5,244.84 




5,244.84 


4,863.99 




4,863.99 


2,875.98 


12,356.76 


15,232.74 


4,606.42 




4,606.42 




3,292.92 


3,292.92 


1,898.38 




1,898.38 




8,908.08 


8,908.08 


10,617.51 


12,314.16 


22,931.67 


112.62 


17,554.08 


17,666.70 


7,888.95 


6,557.64 


14,446.59 


5,854.80 


13,886.16 


19,740.96 


16,305.22 


12,044.76 


28,349.98 


7,008.93 


15,458.16 


22,467.09 


8,707.73 


9,366.61 


18,074.34 


14,096.82 


10,539.84 


24,636.66 


15,571.59 


3,284.88 


18,856.47 


948.02 


16,899.00 


17,847.02 




8,384.04 


8,384.04 




3,711.68 


3,711.68 


10,681.76 




10,681.76 


14,425.80 


9,056.04 


23,481.84 




5,764.08 


5,764.08 




1,048.08 


1,048.08 


15,463.84 


12,027.12 


27,490.96 


1,319.73 




1,319.73 


6,332.69 


8,844.84 


15,177.53 


10,585.36 


7,074.12 


17,659.48 


12,948.56 


14,934.12 


27,882.68 


5,555.16 


7,860.00 


13,415.16 


12,294.51 


15,982.08 


28,276.59 


4,137.54 




4,137.54 


7,466.58 




7,466.58 


3,292.70 




3,292.70 


1,228,968.76 


1,452,994.24 


171,017.05 2,852,980.05 


190 






9,969.89 




9,969.89 

20,916.93 20,916.93 


2,978.33 




2,978.33 


3,591.54 


5,908.92 


9,500.46 


4,823.07 




4,823.07 


5,513.88 


2,200.80 


7.714.68 


4,129.16 




4,129.16 
19,665.68 19.665.68 


5,967.17 




5,967.17 


4,021.17 




4,021.17 


4,713.08 




4.713.08 


3,823.20 




3,823.20 


4,684.74 




4,684.74 


5,000.52 




5.000.52 


1,563.24 




1.563.24 


3,366.21 




3.366.21 


3,693.32 




3.693.32 


7,217.58 


10,742.16 


17.959.74 


10,384.93 




10,384.93 


3,897.00 




3,897.00 


3,123.54 




3.I23.54 


8,696.15 




8.696.15 


6.512.51 




6.512.51 


2,151.14 




:. 15 1.14 


967.32 


2,096.04 


3.063.36 


3,402.54 




3,402.54 


1,539.24 




1,539.24 


1,938.61 




1.938.61 



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TOTAL LOCAL PASTOR INSIDE 
TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS 



117,669.08 

28 



DBSM 
20,947.92 



GRANTS DISBILITY/ 

MIN BNFIT 

40,582.61 



SURVIVING SPOUSE INSIDE 

AAMODT. MARIE ELAINE 
ALFRED. BILLIE J 
ALVERSON, JEWELL W 
ARMWOOD BERRY. AMMERNEE 
ARNOLD, SUE WEAVER 
AUGUSTINE JR, CATHERINE 
BAKER. KATHLYN JOYCE 
BARABIN.CHARLSIEB 
BEIRD. BARBARA A 
BLACKWOOD, MARY KATHRYN 
BLAKELY, FAYE TURNER 
BOND, MARIE G 
BRANCH, MARY C 
BROWN, GLADYS 
BROWN. GLORY JOHNSON 
CAIN, ADONA P 
CAIN, ELSIE 
CALVIN, TERESA A B 
CARTER GUTHRIE, JULIE AN 
CASSELS, MARY 
CASTAIN, MAE ETTA 
CHRISTIE, MARIE 
CLARK, KATHRYN L 
COLES, MELLISSA FRANCES 
COLLINS, LENORA S 
CONSTABLE, MILDRED S 
COPPAGE, MATTIE RAE 
CROTWELL, JIMMY LOU 
CUPPLES, CONNIE I 
DAIGLE, MURIEL FACIANE 
DAVIS, BETTY L 
DAVIS. IRENE D 
DAVIS, VIOLA LOUISE 
DELAUGHTER, SHIRLEY M 
DOWNS, MARY JANE COBBLE 
DYKES, SUE ELLEN 
EVANS, ALLEN WAYNE 
FOREMAN, JEAN ELIZABETH 
FOREMAN, PEGGY B 
FRANKLIN, EUNICE K 
FRAZIER, ADELAIDE HENRY 
GALLOWAY, ELOISE H 
GARRETT, MARGUERITE 
GIESSEN, THELMA 
GOLDMAN, EVA 
GROVE, LUCILE E 
HAMILTON, BARBARA MATERR 
HARBUCK, NANCY 
HARES, BARBARA M 
HARKINS, MARTHA 
HENKEL, MARY CAROL 
HERR, EARLINE L 
HINE, DORIS FAY 
HOFFPAUIR, JANET 
HOWELL, DORIS L 
HUMPHREYS, GLENDA 
JACKSON, CHARLIE MAE 
JACKSON, PORTIA NERISSA 
JACOCKS, SHIRLEY 
JAMIESON, NORMA 
JONES, CAROLYN 
JORDAN, YVONNE H 
KING, MADICE N 
KIRK, JOYCE F 
LARCHE, DELORES 
LONDON, SNOWDRY 
LOWE, EVELYN C 
LOWRY, MARY SUE 
LUEG, LOIS W 

LYNCH, HELEN JEANNE HALL 
MACDONALD, JANICE KAYE 
MARTIN, BOBBIE B 



4,844.88 

2,284.24 

2,253.40 

524.78 



3,755.65 



6,616.54 
468.66 



5,730.60 
4,382.70 



150.79 

5,071.62 

383.61 

410.88 



2,195.88 
3,070.77 

13,837.16 

4,397.40 

4,121.77 



4,246.60 
92.46 



3,831.84 

8,449.56 

11,053.20 

14,344.56 

11,200.56 

1,866.72 

6,730.14 

1,572.00 

2,399.64 

7,748.18 

10,611.00 

15,425.40 

12,772.56 

13,558.56 

589.56 

14,737.56 

18,765.84 

19,060.56 

589.56 

11,986.56 

13,067.28 

13,067.64 

7,074.12 

11,102.76 

16,309.56 

8,646.12 

10,807.56 

3,438.72 

1,141.20 

1,768.56 

10,218.12 

1,965.12 

2,554.92 
2,161.56 
12,477.84 
786.12 
2,161.56 
11,575.68 
10,905.84 
13,165.56 
15,916.56 
10,739.52 
6,975.84 
7,663.56 
2,947.56 
9,235.56 
14,541.12 
7,958.28 
13,362.12 
10,770.84 
2,701.93 
9,235.56 
12,902.16 
14,737.56 
8,209.75 
9,235.56 
3,930.12 
9,137.64 
13,460.28 
7,291.62 
4,126.56 
5,010.72 

306.60 

13,460.28 

1,735.78 

1,572.00 

18,667.56 

9,236.28 

9,332.28 



1,381.54 



7,203.00 



5,684.60 



4,136.52 
807.62 

5,042.76 



7,841.44 



8,676.72 
9,831.10 
11,053.20 
14,344.56 
11,200.56 
4,150.96 
6,730.14 
8,775.00 
4,653.04 
7,748.18 
10,611.00 
15,950.18 
12,772.56 
13,558.56 
6,274.16 
14,737.56 
18,765.84 
19,060.56 
589.56 
11,986.56 
13,067.28 
13,067.64 
7,074.12 
14,858.41 
16,309.56 
8,646.12 
17,424.10 
7,508.12 
1,609.86 
1,768.56 
10,218.12 
1,965.12 
5,730.60 
6,937.62 
2,581.89 
13,212.07 
786.12 
2,161.56 
11,575.68 
11,056.63 
18,237.18 
16,300.17 
11,150.40 
6,975.84 
7,663.56 
2,947.56 
9,235.56 
14,621.58 
7,958.28 
13,362.12 
12,966.72 
5,772.70 
9,235.56 
26,739.32 
14,737.56 
12,607.15 
9,235.56 
3,930.12 
13,259.41 
13,460.28 
7,291.62 
8,263.08 
5,818.34 
5,042.76 
306.60 
13,460.28 
1,735.78 
1,572.00 
18,667.56 
13,482.88 
7,841.44 
9,424.74 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



321 



MCCAMMON, JANELLE 

MCDOWELL, PAULINE 

MCMANUS, CATHERINE JONES 

MERRILL, EVELYN 

MESSER, MARY 

MIDYETT, WILLIE 

MILLER, GWENDOLYN 

MILO, AUDREY WYNELLE ROS 

MOORE, CLARA MAE 

MORELAND, MARTHA LAW 

NANCE, ELIZABETH ANN HUR 

NORRIS, ADELE T 

PARKS, REBEKAH 

PERROTT, HUGHLENE S 

PEYTON, SUSAN J 

PICKENS, JEANETTE WEBB 

PICKETT, BETTY F 

POLLAR, BARBARA L 

POMEROY, JUANITA 

POOLE, TRUDY WOOD 

POSS, NELDA MAE 

PRATT, NANCY KOCH 

REED, IRENE 

ROSHAVEN, RUTH 

SALTER, NEVA CLARICE 

SANFIEL, MARTA L 

SANSON, TOMMIE TARVER 

SCARF, LYNELLA C 

SEILER, GLORIA 

SHAW, MARGIE S 

SHEARER, GLENNIE D 

SHERMAN, HELEN JANE 

SIBLEY, ELEANOR Y 

SMITH, LEONA 

SMITH, MATTIE LEE 

SMITH, MYRTLE L 

STAGE, JANELLE 

STEWART, FLORENCE 

STOUT, LILLIAN C 

STROZIER, ELAINE W 

TATUM, MARCELLA WILSON 

TAYLOR, INDA MAE 

TRICKETT, ELIZABETH 

WALKER, SUNNY B 

WALL, SHIRLEY N 

WALLACE, MAUDE 

WATSON, GRACIE P 

WILKES, JOYCE B 

WILLIAMS, EVA J 

WILLIAMS, HELEN 

WILLIAMSON, KATHY 

WINEGEART, NORMA STEWART 

WINEINGER, MARY 

WORTHY, HELENE 

TOTAL SURVIVING SPOUSE INSIDE 

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 

MINISTERIAL MEMBERS OUTSIDE 

BAILEY, HARMON BARRY 
BARNES, DONALD EUGENE 
BENOIT, CECIL ROY 
BORDAGES, HAROLD BERTRAM 
BURTON, RILEY E 
BUTTS, WILLIAM JAMES 
CAIN, JANICE KREITNER 
CHAMPION, BUDDY JOE 
CLAYTON, ROBERT L 
COLLIE, ROBERT M 
DAUGHENBAUGH, HOWARD L 
DUNN, HUGH G 
FLEMING, NEAL BOND 
HASKELL, WILLIAM ALLEN 
HEARN, JAMES WOODROW 
HECKARD, FLOYD L 
HOLCOMBE, GEORGE R 
HOLLIS, JERRY MALCOLM 



MPP/DBV 


DBSM GRANTS DISBILITY/ 


TOTAL 






MIN BNFIT 






9,825.12 




9,825.12 




11,986.56 


66.04 


12,052.60 




4,519.56 




4,519.56 


564.75 


13,853.40 




14,418.15 


287.57 


13,460.28 




13,747.85 




16,309.56 




16,309.56 




11,493.24 




11,493.24 




7,270.56 




7,270.56 




1,424.64 




1,424.64 


7,871.95 


11,986.56 




19,858.51 




4,519.56 




4,519.56 




9,432.00 


1,644.60 


11,076.60 


4,040.46 


4,912.56 




8,953.02 




4,519.56 


2,757.69 


7,277.25 




3,144.00 


6,079.77 


9,223.77 


3,399.18 


5,555.40 




8,954.58 




4,421.40 




4,421.40 




1,572.00 




1,572.00 




3,831.84 




3,831.84 




17,881.56 




17,881.56 


9,576.78 


3,591.36 




13,168.14 






8,081.70 


8,081.70 




15,327.00 




15,327.00 




3,537.12 




3,537.12 




12,379.56 




12,379.56 




589.56 




589.56 


4,325.16 






4,325.16 


17,566.94 


5,748.24 




23,315.18 




294.72 


8,216.24 


8,510.96 




15,327.00 




15,327.00 




11,593.56 




11,593.56 


1,922.03 


8,449.56 




10,371.59 


2,125.92 


9,137.40 




11,263.32 




6,877.57 




6,877.57 




15,621.84 




15,621.84 




7,663.56 




7,663.56 




10,167.12 




10,167.12 




1,048.00 




1,048.00 




-1,216.83 




-1,216.83 


1,432.68 


7,075.92 




8,508.60 




15,228.84 




15,228.84 




15,916.56 




15,916.56 


761.28 


4,279.08 




5,040.36 




3,209.57 




3,209.57 




8,547.84 


2,094.12 


10,641.96 




6,091.56 


3,715.10 


9,806.66 




10,709.40 


1,060.14 


11,769.54 


1,243.87 


8,449.56 




9,693.43 




5,084.46 


137.16 


5,221.62 




6,091.56 




6,091.56 




982.56 




982.56 


4,318.84 


10,709.40 




15,028.24 




15,818.28 




15,818.28 




4,323.48 




4,323.48 


135,029.55 


1,021,794.93 


70,439.77 


1,227,264.25 


128 










8,515.08 




8,515.08 




2,096.04 




2,096.04 




3,225.72 




3,225.72 




1,048.08 




1,048.08 




1,656.96 




1,656.96 




220.44 




220.44 


199.83 






199.83 




1,717.44 




1,717.44 




1,449.12 




1,449.12 




5,502.12 




5,502.12 




7,860.00 




7,860.00 




1,072.56 




1,072.56 




1,441.08 




1,441.08 




4,476.48 




4.476.48 




15,458.16 




15,458.16 




387.12 




387.12 


8,710.21 


7,359.60 




16.069.81 




725.40 




725.40 



322 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



HOLT. LLOYD EDWARD 
HOWARD. TILLMAN J 
IVEY. GEORGE F 
JACKSON, DOUGLAS E 
JERNIGAN. ALLEN ORMAN 
KIM. CHUNG BAEK 
LEDDEN. ROBERT ALLEN 
LEE. LAWSON GERALD 
LILLY, SALE TRICE 
MENKING, STANLEY JAMES 
MILLER, JOHN JAMES 
MOORE, JAMES WENDELL 
MORGAN, JOHN BABER 
MOUNT, DARRELL EUGENE 
MUNDEN, C EBB 
NESMITH, SAM WINSTON 
NORRIS, ALFRED LLOYD 
OLIPHINT, BENJAMIN R 
PARROTT, ROBERT EARL 
PATE, ANDREW LIDDEN 
PICKERING, JAMES DELTON 
PIERSON, RAYMOND ELVIN 
PREGEANT, WM RUSSELL 
PUTNAM, JAMES W 
REAVES, JAMES EDWARD 
ROBERTS, BYRON LEE 
ROBINSON, ARTHUR ALEXAND 
SCOTT, JAMES B 
SINGLETON, JACK SIDNEY 
SMITH, LAMAR EDWARD 
SMITH, WOODROW WILSON 
STEERE. DANIEL CONRAD 
STEGALL, RICHARD RAFE 
SUMMERF1ELD, LEROY J 
SYLVEST, EDWIN E 
THOMPSON, LESLIE PAUL 
WAGGONER, RICHARD DALE 
WASHINGTON, JOSEPH 
WHITLEY, JOHN GREENE 
WILKES, REX BENJAMIN 
WILLBANKS, ROBERT C 
WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS THEODO 
WINDSOR, ROBERT H 
ZIRKEL, CLIFFORD H 
TOTAL MINISTERIAL OUTSIDE: 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 

LOCAL PASTOR OUTSIDE 

DAVIS, HUGH DON 
ZORDAN JR, LEON LEONARD 
TOTAL LOCAL PASTOR OUTSIDE: 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 



MPP/DBV 


DBSM GRANTS 


DISBILITY/ TOTAL 
MIN BNFIT 




1,834.08 


1,834.08 




3,013.08 


3,013.08 




3,406.08 


3,406.08 




4,585.08 


4,585.08 




5,502.12 


5,502.12 


3,310.52 




3,310.52 




1,588.44 


1,588.44 




1,834.08 


1,834.08 




8,646.12 


8,646.12 




524.04 


524.04 




655.08 


655.08 


1,782.76 


7,742.56 


9,525.32 




6,157.08 


6,157.08 




3,807.36 


3,807.36 




5,764.08 


5,764.08 




655.08 


655.08 


5,420.52 


13,032.60 


18,453.12 




13,100.04 


13,100.04 




4,716.00 


4,716.00 




284.64 


284.64 




9,309.84 


9,309.84 




5,502.12 


5,502.12 




4,207.32 


4,207.32 




2,751.00 


2,751.00 




1,080.81 


1,080.81 




486.84 


486.84 




7,205.04 


7,205.04 




519.12 


519.12 




643.08 


643.08 




4,510.44 


4,510.44 




2,358.12 


2,358.12 




2,096.04 


2,096.04 




947.04 


947.04 




580.80 


580.80 




3,144.00 


3,144.00 




1,572.00 


1,572.00 




2,227.08 


2,227.08 




622.92 


622.92 


2,193.03 




2,193.03 




671.86 


671.86 




2,751.00 


2,751.00 


15,362.52 


11,250.12 


26,612.64 




1,650.00 


1,650.00 




1,965.10 


1,965.10 


36,979.39 


219,110.73 


256,090.12 


62 






1,070.75 




1,070.75 


1,550.58 




1,550.58 


2,621.33 




2,621.33 


2 







LAY OUTSIDE 

LAING, CHARLES EDWARD 
SADLER, JOHN D 
THOMPSON, LEONARD DEEN 
TOTAL LAY OUTSIDE: 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 



4,521.38 

3,444.69 

7,966.07 

3 



524.04 



10,967.52 
11,491.56 



524.04 
4,521.38 
14,412.21 
19,457.63 



OUTSIDE SURVIVING SPOUSE 

ALVERSON, JEWELL W 
BAKER, KATHLYN JOYCE 
BARRON, DOROTHY MARIE G 
BARRON, FLORA M 
BEADLE, RUTH M 
BLACKWOOD, MARY KATHRYN 
BONDS, JEWELL B 
BUGH, LAVONIA G 
BYRD, LILLIE 
CLARKE, DIANE 
CORRIGAN, EVELYN I 
CULLIGAN, WENDY DENISE 
DAVIS, MARY ANN 
DEHAINAUT, CLAUDIENE D 
FOREMAN, PEGGY B 



1,889.10 
2,145.00 



4,617.: 



4,184.16 
786.12 

-127.25 

2,751.00 
1,834.00 
2,996.70 
2,516.52 
1,179.00 
884.28 
1,965.12 
1,572.00 



1,889.10 
2,145.00 
4,184.16 

786.12 
-127.25 
4,617.80 
2,751.00 
1,834.00 
2,996.70 
2,516.52 
1,179.00 

884.28 
1,965.12 
1,572.00 
4,257.36 



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MPF/DBV 



GAMMILL, NANCY J 

GILES, CAROL T 

HANDY, RUTH R 

HARRIS WEBB, MABEL 

HASSLER, ELIZABETH NELSO 

HAYES, CLARA T 

HILL, CHRISTINE S 

HOLDER, ELVA FRANCES 

LEE, JERRY B 

LOWE, EVELYN C 

MEYERS, JUNE D 

MOORE, BETTY GRAHAM 

PHILBROOK, MARJORIE S 

PRESTON, EVELYN B 

PROCTOR, VIRGINIA A 

RASMUSSEN, LINDA L MANKE 

ROE, GLADINE L 

ROSS, PHYLLIS DIXON 

ROUSE, FLORINE 

SHIRLEY, ALICE 

TAYLOR, HELEN L 

TUCKER, ETHEL GODBEY 

TUCKER, RUTH ELIZABETH 

TURNER, CHRISTINE 

WALKER, GLADYS 

WHITE, JUSTINA J 

TOTAL OUTSIDE SURVIVING SPOUSE 

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 



-614.81 
923.44 



8,094.23 



21,312.12 
41 



DBSM GR 


\NTS DISBILITY/ 
MIN BNFIT 


TOTAL 






2,652.84 




2,652.84 


2,821.20 




2,821.20 


8,154.72 




8,154.72 


3,537.12 




3,537.12 


1,965.48 




1,965.48 


1,179.00 




1,179.00 


3,733.56 




3,733.56 


786.12 




786.12 
-614.81 
923.44 


2,358.12 




2,358.12 
8,094.23 


2,385.36 




2,385.36 


982.56 




982.56 


3,144.00 




3,144.00 


2,747.76 




2,747.76 


1,179.00 




1,179.00 


9,432.00 




9,432.00 


2,204.28 




2,204.28 


6,616.61 




6,616.61 


786.12 




786.12 


589.56 




589.56 


4,126.56 




4,126.56 


1,768.56 




1.768.56 


1,866.72 




1,866.72 


2,259.84 




2,259.84 


S7,818.74 




109,130.86 



BENEFICIARY 

ALFRED, BILLIE J 

ARNOLD, SUE WEAVER 

BRENT, WILSON H 

BROWN, GLORY JOHNSON 

CONSTABLE, MILDRED S 

DAIGLE, MURIEL FACIANE 

DOWNS, KRISTEN LEAH 

DUNBAR, ALICE ANN GUYRE 

ELLIOTT, ANNE KITTRELL 

EVANS, ALLEN WAYNE 

FOREMAN, JEAN ELIZABETH 

FOREMAN, TIMOTHY SCOTT 

GILBERT, BARBARA B 

GILES, GALE ROUNDS 

GOLDMAN, EVA 

GROVE, LUCILE E 

GUYRE JR, JOHN WESLEY 

GUYRE, BRIAN KEITH 

HAMILTON, BARBARA MATERR 

HARDIE, JUDY MARIE G 

IRVING, BEULAH 

JACKSON, CHARLIE MAE 

JOHNSON, ELVIN 

JORDAN, YVONNE H 

KIRK, JOYCE F 

LONDON, SNOWDRY 

MACDONALD, JANICE KAYE 

MILLER, GWENDOLYN 

MILO, AUDREY WYNELLE ROS 

NANCE, ELIZABETH ANN HUR 

PERROTT, HUGHLENE S 

ROBERTS, SHIRLEY MCGRAW 

SCOTT, LARRY 

SEALS, REBA 

SMITH, MYRTLE L 

WILLIAMS, HELEN 

WILLIAMSON, KATHY 

WILLIAMSON, LUKE C 
TOTAL BENEFICIARY 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 



523.64 
2,909.32 
2,832.30 
1,907.14 
6,637.14 
7,805.40 

2,808.96 

7,071.37 

238.71 

6,756.78 

14,610.12 
1,908.94 
4,082.94 
5,367.64 
2,808.96 
2,808.96 
7,554.12 
2,808.96 

5,239.52 
40.60 

921.93 
4,362.78 
1,677.54 
1,053.76 
3,673.76 
4,526.91 
3,799.46 

393.73 
4,594.70 

1.795.60 

916.96 

3,828.72 

6,484.32 

124,751.69 
38 



5,093.38 



5,682.92 



5,093.16 



10,186.32 



4.788.24 
15,564.54 



523.64 
2,909.32 
2,832.30 
1,907.14 
6,637.14 
7,805.40 
5,093.38 
2,808.96 
7,071.37 

238.71 
6,756.78 
5,682.92 
14,610.12 
1,908.94 
4,082.94 
5,367.64 
2,808.96 
2,808.96 
7,554.12 
2,808.96 
5,093.16 
5,239.52 
40.60 

921.93 
4,362.78 
1,677.54 
1,053.76 
3.673.76 
4,526.91 
3,799.46 

393.73 
4,594.70 
5,093.16 
1,795.60 

916.96 

3,828.72 

6.484.32 

4,788.24 

150,502.55 



QDRO RECIPIENT 

STERLING, RUTH GENEVIEVE 
ZIRKEL, ARLENE ELIZABETH 
TOTAL FOR QDRO: 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 



527.04 
393.02 
920.06 



527.04 
393.02 
920.06 



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MPP/DBV 


DBSM 


GRANTS 


DISBILITY/ 

MIN BNFIT 


TOTAL 


OTHER 














ALVERSON, DONICE W 






2,947.52 






2,947.52 


BAKER, HUGH LEON 






8,973.54 






8,973.54 


BLACKWOOD, WALLACE P 






939.17 






939.17 


LOWE, TERRAL T 






11,571.80 






11,571.80 


MEEK, ELIZABETH ANN 




5,695.47 








5,695.47 


RENOIS. THELMA RUTH 




2,643.72 








2,643.72 


TOTAL OTHER: 




8,339.19 


24,432.03 






32,771.22 


TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 




6 










TOTALS FOR CONFERENCE 




1,683,637.18 


2,839,510.21 


10,186.32 


297,603.97 


4,830,937.68 


PARTICIPANTS FOR CONFERNECE 550: 


500 










STATUS 


PARTICIPANT 
TOTAL 


MPP/DBV 


DBSM 


GRANTS 


DISBILITY/ 
MIN BNFIT 


TOTAL 


INSIDE MINISTER 


190 


1,228,968.76 


1,452,994.24 




171,017.05 


2,852,980.05 


INSIDE LOCAL PASTOR 


28 


117,669.08 


20,947.92 




40,582.61 


179,199.61 


INSIDE SURVIVING 


128 


135,029.55 


1,021,794.93 




70,439.77 


1,227,264.25 


SPOUSE 














OUTSIDE MINISTER 


62 


36,979.39 


219,110.73 






256,090.12 


OUTSIDE LOCAL PASTOR 


2 


2,621.33 








2,621.33 


OUTSIDE LAY 


3 


7,966.07 


11,491.56 






19,457.63 


OUTSIDE SURVIVING 


41 


21,312.12 


87,818.74 






109,130.86 


SPOUSE 














BENEFICIARY 


38 


124,751.69 




10,186.32 


15,564.54 


150,502.55 


QDRO RECIPIENT 


2 




920.06 






920.06 


OTHER 


6 


8,339.19 


24,432.03 






32,771.22 


GRAND TOTALS CONF : 


500 


1,683,637.18 


2,839,510.21 


10,186.32 


297,603.97 


4,830,937.68 



CONFERENCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Since May 2006, the Conference Board of Trustees has completed the following property 

transactions: 

Purchase: New Orleans District parsonage in Madisonville (NO) 

Quit Claim: deeded Morganza property to adjacent church when we found they had 

bought the land many years ago but the deed was never recorded (1979 Journal) 

Sold: St. Matthew United Methodist Church (SH); Blanchard United Methodist Church 

Tract 1 (SH); Bradford Chapel property (SH); Concord United Methodist Church (MN); 

New Orleans District parsonage on Germain Street (NO), Lake Charles District 

parsonage on 22 nd Street (LC) 

Donated: Winbourne United Methodist Church to HOPE Ministries, Inc. (BR); Marshall 

United Methodist Church to Trinity United Methodist Church in Bunkie (AL); Simpson 

United Methodist Church to Trinity United Methodist Church in Bunkie (AL); Trinity 

United Methodist Church property to Trinity United Methodist Church in Bunkie (after 

we found the church property was still held by the Louisiana Annual Conference) (AL); 

Blanchard United Methodist Church Tract 2 to Northpoint United Methodist Church 

(SH); Glenmora (old Glenmora church) vacant lot to Glenmora United Methodist Church 

(AL); Zoar United Methodist Church and cemetery to Zoar Cemetery Association, Inc. 

(MN) 

Accepted: Received donation of 1/4 interest in a condominium at Gulf Shores, Alabama, 

for use by our retired ministers (Conference) 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 325 



This Resolution replaces an incorrect one printed in the 2006 Journal. 

RESOLUTION FOUR 

To discontinue and abandon Gibson United Methodist Church 

Acadiana District 

WHEREAS, in 1995 it was the judgment of the District Superintendent, Dr. C. Gerald 
Richardson, Acadiana District, that the Gibson United Methodist Church, located in 
Gibson, should be discontinued; and 

WHEREAS, after approval of the District Board of Church Location and Buildings of the 
Acadiana District and with the then-presiding Bishop, William B. Oden, and the District 
Superintendents of the Louisiana Annual Conference all concurring in the 
recommendation; and 

WHEREAS, a resolution was not presented for vote at the 1995 Louisiana Annual 
Conference nor was a resolution presented for a vote in subsequent years; and 

WHEREAS, Gibson United Methodist Church, built in 1849, was established as a United 
Methodist Historic Site by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 1978 and added to the 
National Register of Historic Places in 1986; and 

WHEREAS, the current Acadiana District Superintendent, Roger D. Lathan, concurs in 
the recommendation, the Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution; and 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, in 
accordance with f 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church that Gibson United Methodist Church in the Acadiana District is now 
discontinued and abandoned as a local church in accordance with this resolution and that 
the District Superintendent be instructed to follow the provisions of f 2548 of The Book 
of Discipline 2004 with the understanding the altar, pews, Bibles, and any other 
furnishings and items therein will be kept intact for historical purposes; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Conference Board of Trustees of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference, through its President, be authorized to use, maintain and preserve the 
said historical property intact as it is at the present time with such terms and conditions as 
the Board of Trustees may deem meet and proper. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 

CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 



326 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

annual session convened in Shreveport, Louisiana on the 7 th day of June 2006. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
30 th day of June 2006. 




Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION ONE 
To ratify the sale of the New Orleans District parsonage on Germain Street 

New Orleans District 

WHEREAS, it was the judgment of the New Orleans District Superintendent, W. Ralph 
Ford, that the district parsonage on Germain Street, heavily damaged by Hurricane 
Katrina, should be sold; and 

WHEREAS, after approval of the New Orleans District Board of Church Location and 
Building, the New Orleans District Trustees, and the presiding Bishop, William W. 
Hutchinson, the Conference Board of Trustees, in accordance with the authority given by 
the Annual Conference and The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist Church, 
has sold the property and building with a municipal address of 781 Germain Street, New 
Orleans, Louisiana 70124 and with the following property description: 

That certain lot or parcel of ground, together with all the buildings and 
improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, 
appurtenances and advantages thereunto belong or in anywise 
appertaining, situated in the Second District of the City of New 
Orleans, State of Louisiana, in Square 287, bounded by Germain, 
French, Vicksburg, and Memphis Streets, designated by the Letter "Y" 
on a survey made by Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated April 14, 1946, 
a copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Edwin J. Prinz, 
Notary Public, on September 27, 1946, and according to which, said lot 
forms the corner of Germain and Memphis Streets, and measures forty 
feet (40') front on Germain Street, by a depth between equal and 
parallel lines of one hundred (100') feet. 



THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that the 
District Superintendent followed all the provisions of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the 



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United Methodist Church for the sale of the New Orleans District parsonage on Germain 
Street in New Orleans; and 

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of 
the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference 
assembled, that the action of the Conference Board of Trustees in selling the property be 
ratified. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 

CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th day of June 2007. 





(_ /(Jvr^L, 



Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION TWO 

To ratify the donation of the Trinity United Methodist Church (Bunkie) property 

to Trinity United Methodist Church (Bunkie) 

Alexandria District 



WHEREAS, it was found the Louisiana Annual Conference stil 
United Methodist Church (Bunkie) property; and 



held title to the Trinity 



WHEREAS, it was the judgment of the Alexandria District Superintendent, Ramonalynn 
W. Bethley, that this property should be transferred to Trinity United Methodist Church 
(Bunkie); and 



WHEREAS, after approval by the Alexandria District Board of Church Location and 
Building, the Alexandria District Trustees, and the presiding Bishop, William W. 
Hutchinson, and with the unanimous consent of the District Superintendents of the 



328 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

Louisiana Annual Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees, in accordance with the 
authority given by the Annual Conference and The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United 
Methodist Church, has donated the property of Trinity United Methodist Church (Bunkie) 
to Trinity United Methodist Church (Bunkie), to-wit: 

Four (4) certain lots or parcels of land, with all buildings and 
improvements thereon, together with all rights, ways, means, privileges 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, 
located within the corporate limits of the Town of Bunkie, Louisiana, 
fronting 103.2 feet on the North side of Ash Street by a depth between 
equal and parallel lines of 300 feet. Said property measuring 300 feet 
on Spruce Street with a rear or northern boundary on Sycamore Street 
consisting of 104 feet and is more particularly described as all of Lots 
One, Two, Eleven and Twelve of Block H-l of the Haas Land 
Company Subdivision to the Town of Bunkie, Parish of Avoyelles, 
State of Louisiana. Said property bounded, now or formerly, as follows: 
North by Sycamore Street, East by Spruce Street, South by Ash Street, 
and West by Lots Three and Ten of the Haas Land Company 
Subdivision to the Town of Bunkie, Louisiana, as shown on Plat of 
Survey of James W. Townsend, R.L.S., dated June 28, 1990. 

Being a portion of the property acquired by the Diocese of Alexandria 
from the Succession of Charles P. Greco, Probate Docket No. 23, 480 
of the Ninth Judicial District Court, Parish of Rapides, State of 
Louisiana, through Judgment of Possession dated July 24, 1987, 
recorded in the Official Records of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and 
through Division of Properties executed between the Diocese of 
Alexandria and the Diocese of Shreveport, recorded March 16, 1987, in 
COB 1202 at page 319 under Entry No. 831898 of the Official Records 
of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, a certified copy of which is duly recorded 
in the official records of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Being a portion 
of the property acquired by the Diocese of Alexandria from Haas Land 
Company, Ltd. through Act of Sale dated January 20, 1954, recorded in 
COB A-159 at page 179 under Orig. Entry 153586 of Official Records 
of Avoyelles Parish, LA. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that all 
the provisions of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist Church were 
followed and that the property purchased after authorization by Report Number 1 1 passed 
by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 1990 and purchased in 1990 for the purpose of 
constructing Trinity United Methodist Church (Bunkie) in the Alexandria District should 
be transferred to said church; and 

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of 
the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference 
assembled, that the action of the Conference Board of Trustees in transferring title of said 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 329 

property to Trinity United Methodist Church (Bunkie) be ratified. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 

CERTIFICATE 

the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th dav of June 2007. 





ih 



-^cmj^ 



Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION THREE 

To ratify the acceptance of a donation 

Louisiana Annual Conference 

WHEREAS, after approval of the presiding Bishop, William W. Hutchinson and the 
iananimous consent of the District Superintendents of the Louisiana Annual Conference, 
|:he Conference Board of Trustees, by a unanimous vote, has accepted the donation of 1/4 
'interest in Unit 1256, Resort Conference Center, Gulf Shores Plantation, a condominium 
■located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the use of our retired clergy, in accordance with the 
Authority given by the Annual Conference and The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United 
[Methodist Church <J[2512.3.a. 

[THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that the 
[action of the Conference Board of Trustees in accepting the donation of 1/4 interest in the 
above property be ratified. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



CERTIFICATE 



[, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 



330 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is af 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in| 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. Ini 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 



29 m day of June 2007. 





C, /UvcTTL^L, 



Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION FOUR 

To amend Report Number 4 passed at the 1989 Annual Conference 

(To discontinue and abandon Mill Creek United Methodist Church) 

Shreveport District 

WHEREAS, the Mill Creek Methodist Church, located in Saline, situated in Bienville 
Parish, Louisiana, was declared discontinued and abandoned per Report Number 4 passed 
at the 1989 Louisiana Annual Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the property description was recently found to be incomplete; and 

WHEREAS, the correct property description is for two adjoining tracts of land, the first 
acquired by deed dated 1891 and the second by deed dated 1953, to- wit: 

Commencing at a certain spring North of Braswells Mill Pond running 
5 yards South to said Mill Pond, thence West 40 yards thence North 
one hundred and twenty one yards (121) thence East one hundred and 
twenty yards (120) then South one hundred and twenty one yards (121) 
thence West eighty (80) yds to the starting point, all in Section 28 
Township 14 Range 6 West, containing about 3 acres more or less. 
(Bienville Parish Conveyance Book CC page 178) 

and 



A parcel of land, containing one (1) acre more or less, situated as 

follows: 

Being bordered on the south by the Mill Creek Methodist Church land, 

and on the North by Louisiana State Highway No. 12, and one hundred 

and twenty yards East and West, all in Section 28, Township 14 North, 



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Range 6 West, Bienville Parish, La. (Bienville Parish Conveyance 
Book 198-615). 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that the 
property description for Mill Creek Methodist Church is amended to read as set forth 
above and the Shreveport District Superintendent, Douglas L. Cain, is instructed to 
follow all the provisions of ^2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Conference Board of Trustees of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be 
authorized to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board 
of Trustees may deem meet and proper. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



CERTIFICATE 



I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
|29 th day of June 2007. 




Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION FIVE 

To discontinue and abandon Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church 

located in Vanceville, Bossier Parish 

Shreveport District 

WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the Shreveport District Superintendent, Douglas L. 
jCain, that Mt. Zion Methodist Church has long been abandoned; and 



WHEREAS, many years ago Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Vanceville, Bossier Parish, 



332 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 

Louisiana, relocated to the Wynn Memorial United Methodist Church property in 
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, from where it was declared discontinued and 
abandoned by Resolution No. 2 passed at the Louisiana Annual Conference in 1975 with 
no mention of the Bossier Parish property; and 

WHEREAS, the Shreveport property has been sold years ago; and 

WHEREAS, it was recently found there is a cemetery located on the Bossier Parish 
property; and 

WHEREAS, the property is still shown on the Assessor's Block Book for the Parish of 
Bossier as being owned by the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church South (deed reads 
Methodist Episcopal Church) as shown in Bossier Parish Assessment Number 147919 
(old Assessment Number 9200015100) with the first deed dated 1874 containing the 
following property description, to wit: 

Beginning at a stake on the West Bank of Willow Chute on the North 
line of the Cash Point Place thence North 84° 30' West, 3.00, to a stake 
in old hedge row between Cash Point and Kingston Plantation, thence 
South 

4° 40' East, 6.69, to a stake. Thence South 84° 30' East, 2.90, to stake. 
Thence North 3° 45' West 6.69 to the point of beginning and containing 
two acres and a half more or less, being in the Northeast corner of the 
Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter (NE Va of NW Va) of Section 
Twenty-nine (29) Township Nineteen (19) Range Thirteen (13), NW 
Louisiana Land District. (Bossier Parish Conveyance Book 9 page 500) 

and containing the following property described in Bossier Parish Conveyance Book 252 
page 478, to wit: 

A tract of land containing two acres being located in the Northeast 
Quarter of Northwest Quarter (NE Va of NW Va) of Section Twenty-nine 
(29), Township Nineteen (19) North, Range Thirteen (13) West, 
Bossier Parish, Louisiana, being more particularly described as follows: 

Commence at the northwest corner of said northeast quarter of 
northwest quarter (NE Va of NW Va), Section 29, Township 19 North, 
Range 13 West, Bossier Parish, Louisiana and run thence East 763 feet 
to cemetery, thence run South 90 feet to the point of beginning, thence 
run 200 feet to Willow Chute Bayou, thence South 436 feet along said 
Bayou, thence West 200 feet, thence North 326 feet to the point of 
beginning, and located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana; and 

WHEREAS, the original property was donated to Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church 
in 1874 (Bossier Parish Conveyance Book 9 page 500), Mt. Zion deeded part of the 
property (with reversionary clause) to the Bossier Parish School Board in 1939 (Bossier 
Parish Conveyance Book 140 page 561), and the Bossier Parish School Board deeded this 



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same property back to Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church in 1954 (Bossier Parish 
Conveyance Book 252 page 478). 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, in 
accordance with ( R2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church that Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church, Bossier Parish, Shreveport District is 
now discontinued and abandoned by this resolution and that the District Superintendent is 
instructed to follow all of the provisions of ^2548 of The Book of Discipline of the 
United Methodist Church; and 



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Conference Board of Trustees of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be 
authorized to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board 
of Trustees may deem meet and proper. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



CERTIFICATE 



I the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
129 th day of June 2007. 





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Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION SIX 

To amend Resolution Number One passed at the 1999 Annual Conference 

(To discontinue and abandon Godman United Methodist Church) 

Acadiana District 

WHEREAS, Godman United Methodist Church, located in Charenton, situated in St. 
Mary Parish, Louisiana, was declared discontinued and abandoned per Resolution 



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Number One passed at the 1999 Louisiana Annual Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the property description was recently found to be incomplete; and 

WHEREAS, the correct property description is for two adjoining tracts of land, the first 
acquired by deed dated 1892 and the second by deed dated 1901, to-wit: 

That certain lot or parcel of land, lying and being situated on the west 
side of the Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, measuring one 
hundred feet fronting the upper lines of Des Lignes plantation, one 
hundred and forty four feet on the rear, said one hundred feet fronting 
said line of Des Lignes plantation is to begin from the turning row on 
the western boundary of said described lot to the eastern boundary of 
said lot is bounded North by land of B. P. Stinson, South by the Des 
Lignes plantation upper lines, East by William D. Godman and West by 
B. P. Stinson. (St. Mary Parish Conveyance Book BB, page 465, Entry 
No. 19526) 

and 

A certain parcel of land, lying and being situated in the Parish of St. 
Mary, Louisiana, near the town of Charenton, having a front of Four 
and 12/100 chains on the lane leading from Georgetown to Bayou 
Teche, the depth being Two and 10/100 of a chain on the West line, 
said line running north 2*/2 degrees west, and a depth of Two and 
5V2/100 on the east line, said line running North 2OV2 degrees east, and 
the rear line dividing the same from property of Philip Jacquot, being 4 
and 84/100 on a chain in length, said line running North 83 degrees 
east, said to contain 83/100 of an acre. (St. Mary Parish Conveyance 
Book LL, Entry No. 30074) 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that the 
property description for Godman United Methodist Church in Resolution Number One 
passed by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 1999 is amended to read as set forth above 
and the District Superintendent is instructed to follow all of the provisions of ^2548 of 
The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Conference Board of Trustees of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be 
authorized to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board 
of Trustees may deem meet and proper. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 

CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 335 



testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 



29 m day of June 2007. 




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RESOLUTION SEVEN 

To ratify the sale of the Lake Charles District parsonage 

Lake Charles District 

WHEREAS, it was the judgment of the Lake Charles District Superintendent, M. 
Douglas Ezell, that the district parsonage located at 21 19 22 nd Street in Lake Charles, LA, 
should be sold; and 

WHEREAS, after approval of the Lake Charles District Board of Church Location and 
Building, the Lake Charles District Trustees, and the presiding Bishop, William W. 
Hutchinson, the Conference Board of Trustees, in accordance with authority given by the 
Annual Conference and The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist Church, 
has sold the property and building with a municipal address of 2119 22 nd Street, Lake 
Charles, LA 70601 and with the following property description: 

A certain piece or portion of ground, together with all the buildings and 
improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, 
advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise 
appertaining, situated in the Parish of Calcasieu, State of Louisiana, Lot 
24 and the West 35 feet of Lot 25, Block 88, Oak Park Addition #6, to 
the City of Lake Charles, State of Louisiana, as per plat recorded in Plat 
6, page 50, records of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that the 
District Superintendent followed all the provisions of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the 
United Methodist Church for the sale of the Lake Charles District parsonage on 22 nd 
Street in Lake Charles; and 

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of 
the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference 
assembled, that the action of the Conference Board of Trustees in selling the property be 
ratified. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 



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CERTIFICATE 



I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th day of June 2007. 




Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION EIGHT 

To amend Resolution Seven passed at the 2006 Annual Conference 

(To donate the Winbourne United Methodist Church property) 

Baton Rouge District 

WHEREAS, in 1998, Report Number 2 was passed by the Louisiana Annual Conference 
which discontinued and abandoned Winbourne United Methodist Church (formerly 
known as Winbourne Avenue Methodist Church), Baton Rouge District; and 

WHEREAS, Report Number 2, among other issues, resolved for purposes of title that the 
real estate held in the name of the Winbourne United Methodist Church, upon the 
dissolution of said Church, reverted back to ownership by the Louisiana Annual 
Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the legal description of the property contained in Report Number 2 was 
incorrect in that it did not reflect the proper legal description of the property then owned 
by the Winbourne United Methodist Church; and 

WHEREAS, Resolution Seven was passed at the 2006 Louisiana Annual Conference 
which authorized the transfer of title of the Winbourne United Methodist Church property 
to United Methodist HOPE Ministries, Inc.; and 



WHEREAS, Resolution Seven, 2006, contained the same incorrect legal description 
reflected in Report Number 2, 1998; and 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 337 



I WHEREAS, the property description should correctly be: 

Those certain tracts or parcels of ground, together with all of the 
buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, 
privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto 
belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of East 
Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana, and being designated as TRACT "4- 
D" AND TRACT "4-E" ON A PLAT OF SURVEY PREPARED BY 
James M. Theriot, P.L.S., dated May 30, 1990, entitled "Map Showing 
Survey Of An Exchange Of Property Between East Baton Rouge Parish 
School Board And Winbourne Methodist Church To Form Lot "A-l" 
And Tract "C" And A Resubdivision Of Two Unnamed Tracts Of A 
Portion Of The Nellie Dougherty Prescott Succession Property To 
Form Tracts "4-D" And "4-E", City Of Baton Rouge, Louisiana For 
Winbourne United Methodist Church", a copy of which is on file and 
of record at Original 950, Bundle 10153, official records of the Clerk 
and Recorder for East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; each of said 
tracts having such measurements and dimensions, and being subject to 
such servitudes and building line restrictions of record, and as shown 
on the above described plat; and 

WHEREAS, an Act of Correction has been signed and recorded in the official records of 
the Clerk and Recorder for East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Original 549, Bundle 
11931. 



'THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
|Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that the 
i property description for Winbourne United Methodist Church as set forth in Resolution 
Seven passed at the Louisiana Annual Conference in 2006, said property donated to 
United Methodist HOPE Ministries, Inc., is amended to read as set forth above. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



CERTIFICATE 



I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
'29 th day of June 2007. 




L^/^-aL- (_. /W-VcrTL^L, 



Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



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LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



RESOLUTION NINE 

To discontinue and abandon St. James United Methodist Church 

Acadiana District 

WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the Acadiana District Superintendent, Roger D. Lathan, 
that St. James United Methodist Church, with a municipal address of 636 Landrum 
Street, Melville Louisiana 71353, should be discontinued and abandoned; and 

WHEREAS, after approval by the Acadiana District Board of Church Location and 
Building and by the presiding Bishop, William W. Hutchinson, and the unanimous 
consent of the District Superintendents of the Louisiana Annual Conference, the 
Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, in 
accordance with f 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church, that St. James United Methodist Church in the Acadiana District is now 
discontinued and abandoned and that the District Superintendent be instructed to follow 
all of the provisions of f 2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference of the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, through its 
President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized to use or to sell the said 
property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees may deem meet and 
proper. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



CERTIFICATE 



I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th day of June 2007. 




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Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 339 



RESOLUTION TEN 

To discontinue and abandon St. Paul United Methodist Church 

Acadiana District 

WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the Acadiana District Superintendent, Roger D. Lathan, 
that St. Paul United Methodist Church, located in New Roads in Pointe Coupee Parish 
and having a municipal address of 602 Singletary Street, New Roads, LA 70760, should 
be discontinued and abandoned; and 

WHEREAS, said church has a property description, as shown in a deed to St. Paul 
Methodist Episcopal Church dated March 22,1904, as follows: 

A certain lot of ground in New Roads in this Parish & State, designated 

as follows, commencing on a street at a point One hundred and seventy 

feet from the rails of the T&P Ry. Co. & marked by an iron post, 

extending north down said street one hundred and five feet, thence at 

right angles two hundred and ninety feet more or less in an easterly 

direction to land of J. B. Lejeune, thence south one hundred and five 

feet more or less along the boundary line of J. B. Lejeune, thence west 

two hundred and ninety feet more or less at right angles back to the 

point of beginning (Entry 22,810 of 1904; Pointe Coupee Parish 

Conveyance Book 502, E-135); and 

WHEREAS, after approval by the Acadiana District Board of Church Location and 

Buildings of the Acadiana District and by the presiding Bishop, William W. Hutchinson, 

jand the unanimous consent of the District Superintendents of the Louisiana Annual 

Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, in 
accordance with f 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church that St. Paul United Methodist Church in the Acadiana District is now 
discontinued and abandoned and that the District Superintendent be instructed to follow 
all of the provisions of % 2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized 
to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 
may deem meet and proper. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 



340 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 






CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th day of June 2007. 




Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION ELEVEN 
To discontinue and abandon Trinity of Gentilly United Methodist Church 

New Orleans District 

WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the New Orleans District Superintendent, W. Ralph 
Ford, that Trinity of Gentilly United Methodist Church, with a municipal address of 2221 
Filmore Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122, should be discontinued and abandoned; and 
WHEREAS, after approval by the New Orleans District Board of Church Location and 
Buildings, the Mission Zone Director, and by the presiding Bishop, William W. 
Hutchinson, and with the unanimous consent of the District Superintendents of the 
Louisiana Annual Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution: 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled and in 
accordance with % 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church, that Trinity of Gentilly United Methodist Church in the New Orleans District is 
now discontinued and abandoned and that the District Superintendent be instructed to 
follow all of the provisions of f 2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized 
to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 
may deem meet and proper. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 






2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 341 



CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
| true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th day of June 2007. 




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Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION TWELVE 
To discontinue and abandon Napoleon Avenue United Methodist Church 

New Orleans District 



WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the New Orleans District Superintendent, W. Ralph 
j Ford, that Napoleon Avenue United Methodist Church, with a municipal address of 2524 
! Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, LA 701 15, should be discontinued and abandoned; and 



WHEREAS, after approval by the New Orleans District Board of Church Location and 

i Buildings, the Mission Zone Director, and by the presiding Bishop, William W. 

Hutchinson, and with the unanimous consent of the District Superintendents of the 

Louisiana Annual Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution: 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled and in 
accordance with \ 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church, that Napoleon Avenue United Methodist Church in the New Orleans District is 
now discontinued and abandoned and that the District Superintendent be instructed to 
follow all of the provisions of f 2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church; and 



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized 
to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 
may deem meet and proper. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



342 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



CERTIFICATE 



I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. Inl 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this | 
29 th day of June 2007. 




Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION THIRTEEN 

To discontinue and abandon John Wesley United Methodist Church 

New Orleans District 






WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the New Orleans District Superintendent, W. Ralph 
Ford, that John Wesley United Methodist Church, with a municipal address of 3625 
North Galvez, New Orleans, LA 701 17, should be discontinued and abandoned; and 

WHEREAS, after approval by the New Orleans District Board of Church Location and 

Buildings, the Mission Zone Director, and by the presiding Bishop, William W. j 

Hutchinson, and with the unanimous consent of the District Superintendents of the i 

Louisiana Annual Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution: ! 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled and in 
accordance with \ 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist | 
Church, that John Wesley United Methodist Church in the New Orleans District is now j 
discontinued and abandoned and that the District Superintendent be instructed to follow I 
all of the provisions of f 2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized 
to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 
may deem meet and proper. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 343 



CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 



29 l " day of June 2007. 




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Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION FOURTEEN 

To discontinue and abandon Felicity United Methodist Church 

New Orleans District 

WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the New Orleans District Superintendent, W. Ralph 
Ford, that Felicity United Methodist Church, with a municipal address of 1816 Chestnut 
Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, should be discontinued and abandoned; and 
WHEREAS, after approval by the New Orleans District Board of Church Location and 
Buildings, the Mission Zone Director, and by the presiding Bishop, William W. 
Hutchinson, and with the unanimous consent of the District Superintendents of the 
Louisiana Annual Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution: 



THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled and in 
accordance with \ 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church, that Felicity United Methodist Church in the New Orleans District is now 
discontinued and abandoned and that the District Superintendent be instructed to follow 
all of the provisions of f 2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized 
to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 
may deem meet and proper. 



Gail A. Nelson, President 



344 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th day of June 2007. 




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Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION FIFTEEN 

To discontinue and abandon St. Philip United Methodist Church 

New Orleans District 

WHEREAS, it is the judgment of the New Orleans District Superintendent, W. Ralph 
Ford, that St. Philip United Methodist Church, with a municipal address of 2536 Annette 
Street, New Orleans, LA 701 19, should be discontinued and abandoned; and 

WHEREAS, after approval by the New Orleans District Board of Church Location and 
Buildings, the Mission Zone Director, and by the presiding Bishop, William W. 
Hutchinson, and with the unanimous consent of the District Superintendents of the 
Louisiana Annual Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees submits this resolution: 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled and in 
accordance with f 2548 et seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist 
Church, that St. Philip United Methodist Church in the New Orleans District is now 
discontinued and abandoned and that the District Superintendent be instructed to follow 
all of the provisions of <J[ 2548 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist 
Church; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized 
to use or to sell the said property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 
may deem meet and proper. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 345 



CERTIFICATE 



I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th day of June 2007. 





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Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION SIXTEEN 
To ratify the donation of 16.432 acres to Northpoint United Methodist Church 

Shreveport District 



WHEREAS, Blanchard United Methodist Church was discontinued and abandoned by 
Resolution Five passed at the 2004 Annual Conference; and 

WHEREAS, it was the judgment of the Shreveport District Superintendent, Douglas L. 
Cain, that the 16.432 acres purchased by Blanchard United Methodist Church in 2003 for 
the purpose of constructing a new church (Northpoint United Methodist Church) should 
be donated to Northpoint United Methodist Church; and 

WHEREAS, these 16.432 acres are described as follows: 






A tract of land containing 16.432 acres, more or less, located in the 
Southwest 1/4, Section 23 and the Northwest 1/4, Section 26, 
Township 19 North, Range 15 West, Caddo Parish, Louisiana (per 
Cash Sale Deed dated February 4, 2003, and recorded in Conveyance 
Book 3582, page 394, Registry No. 1840783, Caddo Parish, 
Louisiana); and 



WHEREAS, the Conference Board of Trustees, in accordance with the authority given by 
the Annual Conference and The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist Church, 
has donated the 16.432 acres to Northpoint United Methodist Church: 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that all 






346 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007 



provisions of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist Church were followed 
and that the 16.432 acres of land were donated to Northpoint United Methodist Church in 
the Shreveport District for the purpose of constructing a church; and 

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of 
the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference 
assembled, that the action of the Conference Board of Trustees in donating the property 
be ratified. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 



CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 

nature and the seal of this Conference on this 




Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION SEVENTEEN 

To ratify the purchase of the Lake Charles District Parsonage 

Lake Charles District 

WHEREAS, it was the judgment of the Lake Charles District Superintendent, M. 
Douglas Ezell, that the Lake Charles District needed to purchase a new district 
parsonage; and 

WHEREAS titles to district parsonages are to be held by the Conference Board of 
Trustees per Report Number 3, a Resolution, passed in June 1989 by the Louisiana 
Annual Conference; and 



WHEREAS after approval by the Lake Charles District Trustees, the Lake Charles 
District Board of Church Location and Building, and the Conference Board of Trustees; 
and 



2007 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 347 



WHEREAS, all the provisions of The Book of Discipline 2004 of The United Methodist 
Church and Report Number 3 (A Resolution) passed at the 1989 Louisiana Annual 
Conference were followed, the Conference Board of Trustees has purchased 2424 Luke, 
Lake Charles, LA 70605 (Lot Fifteen (15) of Block 5 of Weaver Park Subdivision, Phase 
Two Part Two, a subdivision of a portion of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of 
Section 23, Township 10 South, Range 9 West, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 33 at 
page 195) for $240,000 to be used as the Lake Charles District parsonage: 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, that the 
action of the Conference Board of Trustees in purchasing the property be ratified. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 

CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a 
true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
annual session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In 
testimony hereby, witness my official signature and the seal of this Conference on this 
29 th dav of June 2007. 




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Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 



RESOLUTION EIGHTEEN 

To discontinue and abandon Clayton United Methodist Church 

Alexandria District 

WHEREAS it is the judgment of the Alexandria District Superintendent, Ramonalynn W. 
Bethley, that Clayton United Methodist Church with a municipal address of 8830 
Highway 566, Clayton, LA 71326 should be discontinued and abandoned; and 



WHEREAS the above property is more fully described as follows: 



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Per deeds dated June 15,1954, found in Concordia Parish Records No. 52923 
and No. 52934: East half of Lot No. 16, Block No. 12, and bounded on the 
South by McAdams Street, and on the East by Concordia Street, said lot is 
thirty feet front on Concordia and running back Sixty feet on McAdams Street. 
Said property is in Section 34, Township 9 North, Range 9 East of Concordia 
Parish, Louisiana; and 

Per deed dated February 7,1955, found in Concordia Parish Records No. 
53235, pages 155-157: Lot No. 7 of the D. A. Williams Subdivision of the 
Town of Clayton, Louisiana, being situated in the South half of Section 27, 
Township 9 North, Range 9 East, and lying between the Clayton-Waterproof 
Highway and Tensas River, and more particularly described by a plat of J. P. 
Sessions, Reg. Civil Engineer, dated October 19 and 22, 1945, recorded in 
Conveyance Book B-3, page 245, of the Records of Concordia Parish, 
Louisiana; and 

WHEREAS, after approval by the Alexandria District Board of Church Location and Buildings and 
by the presiding Bishop, William W. Hutchinson, and the unanimous consent of the District 
Superintendents of the Louisiana Annual Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees submits 
this resolution: 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church, South Central Jurisdiction, in Annual Conference assembled, in accordance with % 2548 et 
seq. of The Book of Discipline 2004 of the United Methodist Church that Clayton United Methodist 
Church in the Alexandria District is now discontinued and abandoned and that the District 
Superintendent be instructed to follow all of the provisions of f 2548 of The Book of Discipline of 
the United Methodist Church; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual Conference, 
through its President and either its Vice President or Secretary, be authorized to use or to sell the 
said property with such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees may deem meet and proper. 

Gail A. Nelson, President 
CERTIFICATE 

I, the undersigned secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, 
South Central Jurisdiction, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy 
of the resolution adopted by the Louisiana Annual Conference in annual session convened in Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana on the 5 th day of June 2007. In testimony hereby, witness my official signature 
and the seal of this Conference on this 29 th day of June 2007. 

Carl E. Rhoads, Secretary 




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CONFERENCE MINISTRY TEAM 

The Conference Ministry Team has been active over this past year in programs that are 
identified in the following reports from the individual ministries. The Louisiana 
Conference continues to respond to the needs of our community of faith as well as to the 
needs of the world of which we are a part. The response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 
has of course taken much time and energy. But our Conference has been actively at work 
in other ministries as well. We encourage you to carefully read the reports in this CMT 
overview. Hopefully you will find a place of service for yourself and your congregation. 

We lift up the following for your special consideration: 

1. Resolution on Safe Sanctuaries entitled "Resolution on Risk Reduction in the 
area of Child/Teen Abuse." This proposal is designed to enhance the protection 
of our children and youth. If accepted, the legislation would provide a covenant 
agreement and guidelines for our local congregations and our Conference 
ministries related to adult leadership to children and youth. This proposal can be 
found at the end of the CMT Report. 

2. Conference Office of Multi-Cultural Ministries. The Annual Conference session 
of 2005 voted to provide for a full-time position of Director of Multi-Cultural 
Ministries. This position would replace the current part-time position of Director 
of Special Ministries. The establishment of this new position was delayed due to 
the Hurricanes of 2005. It is our intention to begin this new position following 
this Conference session. In addition, we will assume the designation of Multi- 
Cultural Ministries in place of Special Ministries for our ministries to ethnic 
concerns. 

3. Establishment of three new church starts. The Conference Committee on Church 
Extension and Revitalization will present three new church starts for this year. 
We are excited to welcome the possibility of church growth in our Conference, 
and ask that you pray for the pastors of the communities of faith in their 
beginning months. 

4. Several task forces have been formed around age level and specific needs. These 
task force include Senior Adult, Single Adult, Middle Adult, Worship, 
Disabilities, and Evangelism. The task forces are in a stage of inquiry and 
formation as to the need for and scope of Conference ministries in these areas. 

Thank you for your dedication to the cause of Christ and the Church thorough your 
prayers, presence, gifts and service. Our continued prayer is for you and for our common 
ministry in the name of Christ. 

Gene Finnell, Chair, CMT 
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BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY 

Despite the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina-Rita 2005 and various tornadoes in 2007, our 
Conference Board is pleased to make the following report as it relates to 2006-2007 and 
list projections for the future. We have taken our action as a Board from Holy Scripture 
and the 2004 Discipline of the United Methodist Church. We encourage members of our 
Louisiana Annual Conference to reread Micah 6:8, Matthew 25:35, James 2:14-17 and 1 
Corinthians 13. 

Board's Goals 

Our goals for 2007-2008 and the future in the Louisiana Conference are: 

1. For each local church in our conference, in addition to the World AIDS Day 
special offering of December 2, 2007, to organize locally and find ways to fight 
AIDS in each local community. 

2. To encourage more of our local United Methodist Churches across the Louisiana 
Annual Conference to lift the Peace with Justice offering on June 3, 2007 and in 
years to come. 

3. To encourage more of our local churches across the Louisiana Conference to 
study the social principles of the United Methodist Church according to the 
United Methodist Church 2004 Discipline. 

4. Finally, we still have a problem with Racism. Therefore we want to conduct 
racial dialogue workshops and seminars across the Louisiana Conference in the 
various districts to confront the issue in the "Church" and "Society". 

Accomplishments 

Social Principles Workshops 

In September 2006 the Board of Church and Society helped sponsor a series of 
workshops on the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. A total of six 
sessions were held in different parts of the state so that people from each district 
could attend. Approximately 300 participants attended these seminars, which were 
led by Ms. Wanda Holcombe, the Peace with Justice Coordinator for the Southwest 
Texas Conference. These well-received workshops included much group input and 
participation, which has been compiled and consolidated by a subcommittee of the 
General Board of Church and Society. Our next steps will be to prioritize the social 
concerns of the participants and to begin working on specific action plans. We are 
also willing to help provide workshops/classes on the Social Principles in local 
churches. 

Retreat on Prayer and Social Justice 

Furthermore we also helped to sponsor a four-day retreat on Prayer and Social 
Justice on March 13-16 at the Wesley Center in Woodworth. 

Laura Salguero, Peace with Justice coordinator 






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Peace with Justice Grants 

Our thanks are expressed to all the churches, which received the Peace With Justice 
Offering. One half of the $6,758 received this year stays in the Louisiana 
Conference for projects in our Conference. The date for the offering this year has 
been set by the General Conference for June 3, 2007. 
Grants in 2006-2007 

1. Reveille UMC, Monroe, LA: Community Playground $2000. 

2. Asbury UMC, Nachitoches, LA: Asbury Roots' Genealogy Project $2000. 

3. First UMC, Natchitoches, LA: Minority Boy Scout Troop $1000. 

4. "Ministry in Motion" Wesley Foundation serving Grambling State University 
$1000. 

Application deadlines are May 10 and Sept 1, 2007. Application forms may be 
received from Rev. James Graham, P.O. Box Nachitoches, LA 71458. 
e-mail: jgraham993@aol.com . 

James Graham, Chair, Peace with Justice Committee. 
Concerns and Challenges 
Global AIDS Pandemic 

The global AIDS pandemic worldwide has brought such human loss that we can 
hardly comprehend the numbers. Tens of thousands have died. The number of 
infections increases every day by about 14,000 persons. It is estimated that, at the 
current rate, the number will reach 100 million people by 2010. The United 
Methodist Church is committed to a compassionate response through the Global 
AIDS Fund established in 2004. Grants from the fund will support United Methodist 
ministries with people living with AIDS around the world. A goal of one dollar per 
member is set for this effort. 

A special offering has been authorized by CFA on World Aids Day, Dec. 1 to 
challenge every congregation to receive a special offering. The goal for each 
congregation is $1.00 per member. At this session of the Annual Conference a 
special offering will be received for the Global AIDS fund. Rev. Nancy Wofford is 
serving as chair of a special Global AIDS Task Force in the Louisiana Conference. 

World Hunger 

One in seven people worldwide goes to bed hungry. 

6 million children die each year from hunger-related causes. 

One of five people around the world survives on less than one dollar a day. 

The United States gives well under one percent of its budget to poor countries for 

development assistance. The ONE Campaign urges the United States to commit an 

additional ONE percent of the federal budget to development and humanitarian 

assistance by 2010. For more information contact Bread for the World 

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Far too many people in our country — more than 38 million — continue to struggle 
with hunger. World wide, more than 850 million people are hungry. We can use out 
power as citizens to help create a country — and a world — in which every person 
has enough to eat. If we work together we can move mountains. To obtain more 
information about the current Farm Bill and the Bread for the World offering oi 
letters contact: 

Bread for the World, 50 F Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20001. 
Phone: 1-800-82-Bread/Fax: (202) 639-9401 /email: www.bread.org 



Abraham E. Davis, Chair 
Phil Woodland, Secretary 



BOARD OF DISCIPLESHIP 

The purpose of the Conference Board of Discipleship is to foster and promote a holistic 
approach to the development of Christian disciples. Many of the areas of ministry also 
fall under other areas in our conference, but your Board of Discipleship is here to help 
strengthen ministry in Louisiana in any way possible. 

The workshop we planned for this year, This Holy Mystery , was to be our feature event 
It has been postponed until August 2007. You will find information regarding this event 
to be held both in north and south Louisiana, at Annual Conference. This workshop is 
open to both clergy and laity. We hope you will be in attendance as Provost Don Cottrill 
and Rev. Juan Heurtas lead us in this important study. 

Each year the Board presents to two persons the Harry Dennman Evangelism Award 
These awards honor one clergy person and one lay person who are reaching others 
effectively for Christ. In 2006 our recipients were Mr. Clay Johnson of First United 
Methodist Church in Baton Rouge and Rev. Mark Crosby, pastor of Live Oak United 
Methodist Church in Watson. 

Please call on us if we can serve you as we proclaim the Gospel of salvation in our world 

Kim Hammett, Chair 



REPORT OF THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND 

The Revolving Loan Fund was established in 1974 to make low-interest, unsecured loans 
to churches and institutions in our Conference for extension needs such as building, 
renovation, purchase of major fixed equipment and the purchase of land. The maximum 
loan amount is $8,000 for churches and institutions less than 5 years old. For all other 
churches and institutions the maximum loan amount is $6,000. The maximum repayment 
term is 10 years for new churches and institutions, 8 years for churches that report 
attendance of 30 or fewer at the principal weekly worship service, and 5 years for all 
other borrowers. The loans are interest-free the first year, 2% interest is charged on the 



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unpaid balances at the beginning of the second year and third year, and 4% is charged on 
the unpaid balances at the beginning of the fourth and remaining years of the loan. 

At the end of 2006, there were 13 loans outstanding with balances totaling $45,979. 
Loan applications and additional information are available from the Finance Officer of 
the Conference Board of Global Ministries at 1009 Parkway Dr., Natchitoches, LA 
71457,(318)352-6955. 

Monty Townsend, Finance Officer 

RUSSIAN INITIATIVE 

The immediate goal of the Louisiana Russian Initiative is to fulfill the duties and 
responsibilities of a partnership with the First United Methodist Church of Ekaterinburg, 
Russia. The Louisiana Russian Initiative provides support for the congregation and staff 
of the First Church of Ekaterinburg at a crucial time of political and religious unrest in 
Russia and will assist in giving stability and credibility to a growing church. The 
continuing vision is to give the church and its leaders the resources they need to bring the 
Word of God to the congregation and the unchurched and make the First United 
Methodist of Ekaterinburg a district focal point for the Ural Mountains and Siberian 
region. 

This past June, a delegation of United Methodists from Louisiana led the First Church of 
Ekaterinburg in their Sunday morning worship and conducted four days of Bible School 
for children. There were approximately thirty children in attendance each day. 
Additional components of the trip included construction work on the windows of the 
church facility and repairing cracks in the walls of the church. The delegation also shared 
in adult Bible studies and leadership training. Reverend Mark Martin led members of the 
delegation, church members, and people passing by in an informal singing and sharing 
time on several evenings outside the entrance to the church. This marked the first time 
this has taken place and was beneficial in introducing the Church to the community. 

As the Russia Initiative looks forward to this next year, a delegation will be in 
Ekaterinburg June 12 th - 23 rd to lead once again in Bible School for children. The theme 
for this year will be "FAITH - Fully Relying on God". The scripture theme will be 
Hebrews 11:1. 

Additional construction will take place around the church as well as Bible study for 
adults. 

The current situation in Russia brings social, political, and religious challenges. But with 
these challenges come opportunities. The Louisiana Conference and the First United 
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challenges as they develop. Please continue to keep the members and ministers of the 
First United Methodist Church of Ekaterinburg, Russia in you thoughts and prayers. 



James Gillespie, Chair 



TOWN AND COUNTRY MINISTRIES 

The mission of Town and Country Ministries in the Louisiana Conference is to 
strengthen the small churches of our conference in rural and small town settings. By 
increasing awareness of the vital ministry performed by these smaller congregations, and 
providing encouragement, training, and resources to the pastors and laity of these 
congregations, we strive to enable fruitful ministry to happen across our state. 

To move toward these ongoing goals, Town and Country Ministries, in cooperation with 
the Board of Discipleship and the Office of Church Extension and Transformation, 
offered a Small Church Consultation on September 15-16, 2006. Rev. Julia Kuhn 
Wallace, from the General Board of Discipleship, met with an ad hoc small church 
commission on Friday night to vision with and equip them, and then met with small 
church pastors and laity on Saturday to offer words of encouragement and provide ideas 
and resources. Special thanks go to Rev. Kim Hammett and Rev. Steve Stephens for 
their invaluable assistance in staging this event. The small church commission will 
continue to meet periodically to help provide direction to this ministry. 

Each year, the Superintendents are invited to nominate churches/pastors from each 
district to receive the Town and Country Award of Merit. These awards will be presented 
at the Annual Conference Awards Luncheon. Each year, this ministry also works with 
the Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors in their annual luncheon at 
conference. These activities recognize the fact that vital and fruitful ministry is being 
done in small membership settings by our local pastors. 

Please continue to hold our small churches, and their faithful members and pastors, in 
your prayers. Suggestions for ways in which Town and Country Ministries might help 
your church are always welcome. 

Michael L. Hammett, Chair 



LOUISIANA DISASTER RECOVERY MINISTRY 

Our ministry began after the wake of the two hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) and two 
floods in the aftermath of these storms. In the first 9 months after these disasters, we 
focused on a three-part plan. The first part was to bring about relief to 1/3 of our annual 
conference; the second part was to organize both the relief and recovery ministries and 
the last part was to focus on the long road to recovery that will take both time, volunteers 
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In the last twelve months your recovery ministry has been focusing on the long-term 
response. In this response we have accomplished much in the name of The United 
Methodist Church. 

The LAUM Disaster Recovery Ministry is functioning through 6 stations (Lake Charles; 
Abbeville First; Slidell Aldersgate; Kenner First UMC; People's Community Center and 
Aurora UMC) and three substations (Dulac Community Center; St. Mark's Community 
Center and Buras) to serve a client base of approximately 10,700 families. Our clients 
represent the "least, last and lost" and no preferential treatment is shown to members of 
our denomination. We are utilizing the CAN (Coordinated Assistance Network) database 
to track the progress of each client's recovery. Our case manager supervisors and 
operations coordinators participate on a consistent basis with area Long Term Recovery 
Committees and roundtables to secure all available assistance for our clients. We have 
closed approximately 5508 cases to date and have more than 5100 cases active and 
pending. A Compassionate Care Calls program has begun which allows volunteers to 
serve from various areas around the country to make a personal contact with those who 
are waiting our ability to assist. 

Each station location provides full case management service and assistance and is 
supported by the construction efforts of volunteers overseen by operations staff. To date, 
we have overseen the efforts of more than 1734 teams, 30,345 volunteers. This 
unprecedented volunteer response represents more than 1.6 million hours of work. These 
volunteer hours equate to an in kind donation of more than $30,159,41 1. In the past year 

| we have hosted teams from 49 states and 8 countries. Sixty-two of the 63 United 
Methodist Annual Conferences have deployed teams to Louisiana. Our volunteer 
numbers continue to increase and indicate a multi-year commitment from other churches 
and companies. In both March and June 2007 we are hosting more than 3200 volunteers 

j who are our workforce for the rebuilding efforts. Of our remaining cases, the best 
estimate shows that we have 650 homes still to be gutted, and 1025 -1150 rebuilds or 
major repairs still to be accomplished. 

Over the past year each of our stations has developed an evacuation plan in the event of 
future disasters. (Pandemic, hurricanes, tornados, or chemical, etc.) 

We have two warehouses located in Delcambre and Iowa. A new volunteer housing site 
is planned for the Slidell area. We rely on the hospitality of many churches within the 
areas affected by the 2005 hurricanes. These churches continue to provide housing for 
our volunteers. In addition, we ars working in collaboration with Women's Division of 
GBGM at St. Mark's Community Center and the Dulac Community Center. Our 
partnership with the Mission Zone cooperative parishes and pastors continues to bless us. 
Sound teamwork and collaborative efforts have been the primary factors responsible for 
the effectiveness and success of our recovery efforts. We pray that the continued 
development of this ministry will be in line with God's will and direction for us as we 
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We have continued to employ 77 persons within our ministry that helps to bring aid to 
our clients: 32 Cases Managers; 14 Construction managers; 5 Stations Managers; 3 
Directors (Operation, Case Management and Spiritual Emotional Care); 1 Manager of 
Volunteers; 4 SubStation Managers; 4 Financial personal and 14 Administrative 
Assistants and Executive Director. 

We are grateful to the congregations of theLouisiana Conference and of the entire 
connectional church for the support both in volunteers and in finances. Hundreds of 
people are being blessed because of the faithfulness of United Methodism. To you, and 
to our great United Methodist Churches world-wide, we say "Thank You" for your 
dedication to be examples of Christ in this present world. 

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the 
places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you 
can." John Wesley 

Darryl Allen Tate, Executive Director 
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Ministry 



BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY 

Campus Ministry continues to grow and touch the lives of our students all across the 
conference. Our ministries have provided leadership in Volunteer in Mission Projects in 
Louisiana, to other states, and internationally. The United Methodist Church has made 
great investments in these ministries on all our campuses, and that has proven to be more 
than worthwhile. We have seen leadership changes at a couple of our campuses last year 
and expect two more this year. 

The Board and the Cabinet have worked together this year to create a clear process for 
changes in campus minister leadership. This process includes all four parties (campus 
minister, local board, district superintendent/cabinet, and conference board) 
communicating and working together in a timely fashion for a smooth transition in 
leadership. We will continue to refine this policy and work to train our local boards in 
how this process works. 

We are excited about the strong financial support our local churches provide when they 
pay the Wesley Foundation Apportionment. This increased support has allowed us to 
increase the grants while barely increasing the apportionment. Our local units applaud 
the strong local support that makes campus ministry personal and effective. As much as 
we are able to give these units in the form of grants, all of our units must raise additional 
money, some as much as 70% of their budget. 

We thank you for your support of the Dillard University and Centenary College 
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this difficult time of change and adjustments. We are proud of the leadership that 
Centenary College continues to provide our conference. 

We encourage you to take time to see the vastness of ministry being done all across our 
conference by these campus ministries when you enter the display rooms during annual 
conference. 

R. Don Ross, Chair 



| BOARD OF LAITY 

! Your conference Board of Laity exists to encourage and enable all laity "to enter into 
mission and to minister and witness in the name of Jesus Christ." Through the 
I development and promotion of programs and ministries fostering a deeper understanding 
of lay discipleship, the Board of Laity endeavors to fulfill our charge "to assist the 
| Annual Conference in the mission of raising up spiritual leaders." Included among its 
[leadership are the lay leaders from all conference districts, conference young adult and 
I youth leaders, and the directors of lay conference-wide programs including Lay Speaking 
I Ministries, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, the Daughenbaugh- 
! Matheny Scholarship, and the Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club. 

j Reports from the leaders of those conference laity-led programs can be found in the 
I following pages, and contain highlights of the kingdom-building work of Louisiana laity 
| in the past conference year. Additionally, work continues on special lay projects and task 
j forces, including the development of the certified lay ministry program authorized by the 
;2004 General Conference, the raising of funds for hurricane relief through the Bishop's 
| Appeal, the improvement of conference-wide lay communications and coordination, and 
1 the development of informational/educational manuals for local charge lay leadership. 

t A highlight of this year's Annual Conference in Baton Rouge will be the Laity Breakfast, 
' which raises additional funds for the Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship program. The 

speaker at this year's event will be Mrs. Carolyn Marshall of Veedersburg, Indiana, a 
! lifelong United Methodist who has acted as the Secretary of General Conference for the 
} last 4 quadrennia, and who has served her denomination in many leadership roles during 

her lifetime of discipleship. In her role as Secretary, Mrs. Marshall acted as the 
j "gatekeeper" for General Conference, which included calculating the number of 
I delegates to be elected by each annual conference in accordance with Disciplinary 
i guidelines, helping to prepare delegates from conferences outside the United States, 
' distributing credentials to the various annual conferences, and maintaining order and 

generally enforcing the rules during the plenary sessions. In this year when our 
| conference business will include election of delegates to both General and Jurisdictional 

Conferences, her Laity Breakfast address will be of particular relevance and interest. 

Buoyed by the positive response to last year's laity session, Dr. Sarah Kreutziger and her 
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business is reported and transacted during Annual Conference. As always, and in the 
year ahead, the Board of Laity will be challenged to find new and more effective ways to 
emphasize the importance of the role of laity in our local congregations, while 
encouraging and challenging our brothers and sisters in Christ to be good stewards of I 
their time, talents and possessions, as we all move forward in discipleship and service. 



George "Buzzy" Anding 

Conference Lay Leader 

Sarah Kreutziger 

Associate Lay Leader 



LAY SPEAKING MINISTRY 

The Lay Speaking Ministry in our Conference has been busy equipping our people to do 
things, such as substitute in the pulpit for ministers, lead Bible study, teach Sunday 
Schools, chair Administrative Boards, Councils, and committees and many other things. 
Some of these Certified Lay Speakers are called on to use their skills, but many are not. 
We will continue to train speakers, and hope that those receiving this training will be able 
to fully use it to serve God and our churches. 

The Shreveport District is planning Lay Speaking schools on April 27and 28. There will 
be a basic course plus three advanced courses, which are, "Each One a Minister; Using 
God's Gifts for Ministry," "Preaching Without Notes" and "Storytelling." For more 
information contact the Shreveport chair, Diane Calderera. 

David Clayton, the Lake Charles chair, reports that they will be holding advanced and 
basic classes on April 28 at Iowa United Methodist Church. The basic will be taught by 
Rev. Nancy Wofford, and the advanced will be taught by Rev. Kathy Howell. Lake 
Charles District is also planning both advanced and basic classes for October at First 
United Methodist Church in Crowley, Louisiana. 

Acadiana District, under the leadership of Laura Brown and John Evans is planning one 
basic and two advanced classes in April, 2007, at Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church 
in Morgan City, Louisiana. The district also conducted two advanced and one basic 
classes in 2006. 

The Alexandria District conducts their school in the fall. In September they had basic, 
basic for youth and three advanced classes. The advanced classes were:" Lay Speakers 
Teach Adults", "Lay speakers Discover spiritual Gifts", and "Lay Speakers Create 
Disciples-Making Faith Communities". They are planning another school in September 
2007, and it will include both basic and advanced. 

Dianne Wooden reports from the New Orleans District that they held a workshop in 
October at Aurora United Methodist Church with the theme of: "Rebuilding our 
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Lay Speaking school will be held April 13 and 14, 2007. There will be a basic class plus 
advanced classes titled, "Lay Speakers lead in Outreach Mission," "Lay speakers Tell 
Stories," "Lay Speakers are Accountable Disciples," and Lay Speakers Interpret to 
Others Our United Methodist Heritage." (English and Hispanic) There will also be a 
class of "Lay speaking for Youth." 

Monroe District chair, Dellie Hicks, reports that their district is planning to hold classes 
in both basic and advanced Lay Speaking in October, 2007. They also held classes in the 
fall in 2006. 

Baton Rouge District under the capable leadership of Joyce Robinson, held their Lay 
Speaking Classes on February 10, 2007, including one basic course and three advanced 
courses titled, "Next Church, Now," "Faithful Leadership," and "United Methodist 
Primer." These were held at Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. 

As you can see, there are many people becoming Certified Lay Speakers in all areas of 
our conference. All these people want is a chance to use their skills. Please think of Lay 
Speakers when you have a job to be done in your church. 

Jane Blackwell, Lay Speaking Chair 



CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON YOUTH MINISTRIES 



The Louisiana Conference Youth had an amazing year! To kick off the new school year 

we had Fall Convocation at the Wesley Center. We had some great bands and tons of 
I games and fun stuff going on. The first Junior High Retreat didn't work out because of 
i the lack of applicants for the weekend, so it had to be canceled. The second retreat, 
j however, continued as planned and turned out to be really good. The youth learned more 
I about how to be a light in this world, worshiped, and grew closer to God and each other. 
I The Senior High Retreats were both terrific. Everyone seemed to really have a good time. 
! DCYM training will be in June. We plan to really pump it up and encourage the districts 
: to come. This is a time for planning and learning for the DCYM members. The CCYM 
I worked hard through out the year to make the events everything they were. They showed 
f what kind of leaders they really were and did all they could to make these weekends 

successful. The YSF raised over 11,000 dollars thanks to the Louisiana Conference 

Youth and the CCYM who helped organize everything. 

Markie Belanger, President 



YOUTH LOUISIANA UNITED METHODIST HAPPENING 

July 2007 marks the 15 th anniversary for The Louisiana United Methodist Happening. A 
reception will be held at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, Louisiana on Sunday, July 8 
at 2 p.m. All previous Happeners and their families are invited to attend. 



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In 1992 several teens and adults attended Mississippi Happening #1 1 in hopes of starting 
Happening in Louisiana. Who would have dreamed that over 1 150 persons would have 
experienced a Happening weekend by 2007. 

The Happening Experience is a powerful instrument of renewal in the Church. The 
weekend theme is developed through a series of talks, which compare the changing 
nature of material and social reality as compared to the permanent nature of spiritual 
reality, a firm foundation on which teens can build a secure foundation on life. 

The Happening staff is made up of teenager's grades 10- 12 th . Adults are present to 
support the weekend, including Spiritual Directors. Happening provides a method 
through which one's spirituality may be developed, lived, and shared in fellowship with 
Christians willing to dedicate their lives to God in an ongoing manner. 

As we celebrate our 15 th Anniversary we thank the Lord for those who have or are 
continuing to serve the Lord and the church. Of those who have attended The 
Happening: seven have become ordained United Methodist ministers; one has become a 
deacon in the United Methodist church; four are in seminary working toward becoming 
ordained United Methodist ministers; and two are in the United Methodist course of 
study. 

The Louisiana United Methodist Happening weekends are the weekend of the Martin 
Luther King observance in January and usually the third weekend in July. 

Chris Deano, Chairperson 



DAUGHENBAUGH-MATHENY SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

The Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship Fund once again can celebrate the faithfulness 
and accomplishments of our Laity. The District Lay Leaders have been creative in 
developing new and innovative methods of raising funds for our scholarship program for 
our conference United Methodist students at Dillard University and Centenary College. 

Due to the resignation of our prior chairperson, Mr. Joe Page, because of increased work 
requirements and illness, Mrs. Glennell Cottrill has consented to assume this 
responsibility and to complete Mr. Page's term of office for the quadrennium. You can 
contact her at the Conference Office in Baton Rouge (225-346-1646). We are grateful to 
Joe Page for his devotion and diligence during his time as chair, which spurred our efforts 
to new highs in the number and dollar amounts of scholarships awarded. 

Our goals for 2007-2008 are: 

1 . Publicize the scholarship in each district. 

2. Ask Dillard and Centenary to list this scholarship on their web pages. 

3. Continue to look for new ways to sustain the funding of this program. 



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4. Increase the number and amounts of each scholarship granted. 

We have excellent support from the staff at Centenary College and are working 
productively with the staff at Dillard University as they continue to recover from 
Hurricane Katrina. We have received 15 applications for scholarships from Centenary 
tudents, and two applications from Dillard students. We encourage each Louisiana 
United Methodist student attending either institution to apply for this scholarship. The 
scholarship can be renewed annually while attending one of these institutions, by 
maintaining a 2.5 GPA and continuing to participate in the church. 

We will continue with this work for the glory of God. Supporting students attending our 
|church-related higher education institutions is an important opportunity to train our 
lyoung people for leadership roles in our church community. 

Glennell Cottrill, Chair 



BOB LAY MEMORIAL 1000 CLUB REPORT 

The Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club was initiated under Conference Lay Leader Bob Lay 
in 1952. This unique program's main goal was to provide funds to help build new 
ichurches in the conference. Laity were called on to contribute 3 times annually to support 
jnew United Methodist Church congregational development. Some churches do one call a 
year while others continue to do three calls a year. 

iBrochures were distributed to every delegate at the 2006 Annual Conference. Also each 
!l000 District Chair was sent brochures to distribute among the churches within their 
[respective district. In the past several months, I have received several requests which I 
{have fulfilled for additional brochures. So the indication I have gotten is that all the 
Districts were working and a successful call is expected for the New Orleans District. 

The call for 2006 for the Bob Lay 1000 Club ended as of December 31, 2006. District 
1000 Club Chairs have been asked to turn all 1000 Club funds into their respective 
jDistrict Offices. The District Offices should submit these funds to the Board of Laity 
[Treasurer Joyce Robinson. Funds collected in 2006 should be designated for the New 
i Orleans District. The much needed funds will help to restore the losses incurred by the 
J various United Methodist Churches in that district. 

jThe Call for 2007 began January 1, 2007. The Goal is to raise $75,000 for a new church 
| start. Though the Board of Laity has requested the name of the Church that will be 
[targeted in 2007, we have not received a response yet. Once the information is received, 
ithe Chair will have brochures made and will distribute to the various District 1000 Club 
j Chairs and their respective District Offices. Additional brochures will be distributed at 
!the Annual Conference in June. 



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Finally, I have worked with Reverend Steve Stephens who will inform me of official 
recommendation for new church starts for the 2007 and 2008 conference years. The work 
of Reverend Stephens has been very helpful to the Board of laity in providing resources 
and printing of brochures for the 1000 Club. 

We need to step up to the plate and meet the quotas for our respective Districts. The 
Chair along with the District 1000 Club Chairs are encouraged to take a more active role 
in achieving the goal of $75,000 for this next Conference year. 

Fred L Banks, Chair 



THE UNITED METHODIST MEN 

A. Accomplishments and celebration of work completed 

• Bringing Men to Christ. 

• Making disciples for Christ. 

• Training leaders. 

• Showing the Love of Christ to all. 

• Answering the call to missions. 

• Supporting our Clergy. 

• Improving communication. 

• Involving all Men. 

B. Goals that are a priority for the upcoming year 

• Establish MMT (Men Ministry Team) in all seven districts and train them. 

• Charter United Methodist Men groups in every Church. 

• Ask every man to become a Legacy Builder. 

• Continue improving communication. 

• Above all, love one another. 

C. Concerns and Challenges 

• Ministry to Men has never been so important and I see Men suffering in and 
out of our Church. Please be in Ministry to Men. 

• Scouting, Boys and Girls, is an important ministry. 

• Ministry to Families. 

D. Items for action/vote by the Annual Conference 

• None 

E. Comment 

I am so concerned about the Men in this state. They need our prayers, support, and God's 
blessing. 

Joe Kelley, President 



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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 



The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose 
PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus 
Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission 
through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

Accomplishments And Celebration 

The year has been an exciting and busy one for us as those seeking to fulfill the purpose 
of our UMW. Louisiana was well represented at Assembly 2006 in Anaheim, California. 
The theme was: "Rise! Shine! Glorify God!" We were proud of our beautiful banner to 
illustrate this theme. Mary Core and Beverly Cox made the banner with great personal 
insight to show how Louisiana could rise up from the hurricanes' terrible destruction by 
Grace that comes from knowing our God. Symbols used were easily recognized by 
jpeople all over the world who watched the horrifying pictures during those days of 
reporting. Faith shines as radiant figures are shown with arms upraised in praise. You 
can almost hear their shouts of "Glorify God!" 

We brought the giant Praise Puppets that were used at Assembly to our Louisiana Annual 
Conference in Monroe, on September 15-16, 2006. Women's Division graciously let us 
use them. As on other occasions, when at the very last minute our guest speaker could 
not be present, Bishop William W. Hutchinson "bailed us out of trouble". We regretted 
Jan Love's accidental fall that morning, but all agree God had our bishop prepared with 
jHis message for us that day. We were truly blessed. 

Our School of Mission, under the capable leadership of Staphenae Carey and Jan 
jDickerson was very successful. It was held at Wesley Center from July 5-8. Our theme 
[was "Harvesting Peace." Our Mission Project was Layette Kits. The number of kits 
jand amount of money sent to UMCOR/Sager Brown totaled almost $5,000. Thank you 
ladies! School supplies were a great contribution at Annual Meeting. 

|DELT was a great success. District Elected Leaders Training had many innovative 
imethods brought to us by the leaders Beverly Cox and Tillie Shows. The combination of 
'fun, fellowship, and education focused on our categorical training needs as officers. 

; District Presidents responded to the challenge to organize new units, new circles, and to 
!; keep the Teen/College/University units vibrant. We have just cause to rejoice and give 
(praise for the accomplishments of our grassroots members from local units across the 
| Conference as they continue to actively fulfill the mission of Christ. 

VISION AND GOALS 

I We will continue to obey the Great Commission to go into all the world with the 
J salvation story of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will follow His example of caring for the 
? needs of others here on earth with food, shelter, clothing and other missions as we go 
i about the greater task of transforming lives. 

Harriette Tucker Elrod, President 



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COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY 
Accomplishments and Celebrations: 

We celebrate and give thanks for the museum-type display and the video of our Annual 
Conference History, prepared for viewing at the 2006 session of the Annual Conference 
due to the labors of Mr. Timothy Hebert. These two landmark works helped some to 
remember and to learn about our rich heritage as we celebrated 200 years of Methodism 
in Louisiana. 

We celebrate and give thanks to Chris Brown in the Centenary College Archives Office 
for making significant contributions to the above projects as he provided us with 
leadership in locating much of the resources needed to complete these projects. Also, a 
word of appreciation goes to interested individuals who made contributions of items as 
well. 

Goals and Objectives for 2007: 

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a number of our churches sustained 
massive physical damage. As the custodians of our rich past, we ask, respecfullly, that 
you please consider donating to the Archives, whether they be early photos, certificates, 
or other items unique to your churches that represent tangible evidence of your 
faithfulness. As we rebuild and move forward these items can be preserved for 
generations to come and be both a source of reflection as well as inspiration. (Submitted 
by Rev. Russell Clunan, Baton Rouge). 

The Commission will seek the advice of the Conference to assist us in producing a 
vehicle that will identify the specific needs of the Districts and the local churches before 
Archives and History Workshops can be designed. However, the General Commission is 
standing by to render assistance to our Conference Commission in planning and 
sponsoring whatever training that we might need. 

Dreams and Visions for the Future: 

In this the 300 th anniversary of the Reverend Charles Wesley's birth, the Conference 
Office has graciously made available display cabinets to house a changing exhibit of 
Wesleyan history and artifacts from around the world. This exhibit, to be housed initially 
at our Conference facility in Baton Rouge, will include such items as early hymnals, 
disciplines, class tickets, wooden collection boxes, lithograph and medals. Featured will 
be metallic portraits of George Whitefield, John Wesley, John Fletcher, and Matthew 
Simpson. Of interest in this tricentennial of Charles Wesley will be several medals struck 
for the 1839 Centennial, a rare large format lithograph portrait and an early 1800's reprint 
of Rev. Wesley's sermons. Preliminary plans call for this exhibit to be later located at the 
Conference Wesley Center. (Submitted by Rev. Russell Clunan, Baton Rouge). 

Kenneth M. Fisher, Chair 






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COMMISSION ON CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERRELIGIOUS CONCERNS 
Purpose 

• The Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns represents the 
Louisiana Annual Conference in interdenominational and interfaith gatherings. 
CCUIC also promotes cooperation among differing faith communities through 
mutual worship, mission, and study. 

We Celebrate 

• The cooperative effort resulting in the building of prison chapels in Louisiana. 

• The Clergy and Laity who have been a part of the Kairos Prison Ministry. 

• The LIC Committee on Stewardship of the Environment for its work on the 
aquifers of Louisiana and the preservation of coastal areas of Louisiana. 

• Progress made by the General Commission on the proposal for full communion 
with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. 

• Our participation in the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, and its work and 
mission. 

• Our twelfth Ecumenical Breakfast in June, 2006, with Rev. Dr. Barry Hughes as 
our speaker. 

• Participation by United Methodist Clergy and Laity with other congregations in 
our local communities through such events as the Week of Prayer for Christian 
Unity, joint Thanksgiving, Lenten, and Easter Services, and other activities 
bringing people from different faith communities together. 

Our Goals for the coming year 

• Preparation of our representatives to General Conference to be able to vote on 
the proposed full communion with the ELCA. 

• Continued participation in the Louisiana Interchurch Conference. 

• Continued support of Churches United in Christ (CUIC), with emphasis on 
working for Christ with other denominations in such works as joint VBS, VIM, 

, Habitat for Humanity, Shalom Zones, and any other ways to work side by side 
in the name of Christ. 

• Education of United Methodists in Louisiana concerning the history of other 
Methodist denominations that identifies the reasons we became a divided 
Wesleyan Movement and how we can find our way back to unity. 

• Encouragement of local congregations to be involved in interfaith studies, 
interfaith dialogue, and interfaith action groups. 

• Encouragement of every congregation to be actively involved in bringing 
interfaith groups together to do the work that will build the Kingdom of God on 
earth. 

Challenges Facing our Commission 

• Educating Conference members concerning the implication of full communion 
with the ELCA. 

• Finding new ways of involving the Annual Conference in ecumenical and 
interfaith affairs. 



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Communicating the importance of ecumenical and interfaith involvement in our 
communities. 

Judy Bazer, Chair 



COMMISSION ON THE STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN 
Accomplishments and celebration of work completed: 

We celebrate a successful celebration of the 50 th Anniversary of full clergy rights for 
women at Annual Conference last year. Highlights of the celebration were a morning 
worship service with Dr. Dorothy Watson-Tatem as preacher, a reenactment of the debate 
and vote of full clergy rights for women at General Conference in 1956, and 
remembering all clergy women who have served in Louisiana since 1902. 

We also celebrate a successful luncheon with Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of the 
Mississippi area as guest speaker. The Sojourner Truth Award was presented to Rev. 
Marva Mitchell. 

The Sexual Misconduct Response Team has expanded and continues to work in the 
conference when issues of sexual misconduct in local churches arise. 
Goals and priorities for the upcoming year: 

For the upcoming year, COSROW's goals are: 

> To raise awareness about monitoring and issues of inclusiveness in the 
conference, and to provide monitoring for all sessions of Annual Conference 
with results given daily during the session; 

> To support and assist the Sexual Misconduct Response Team and assist with 
training and coordination; 

> To support the Clergy women's retreat; 

> To continue to explore the needs of clergy women and clergy spouses; 

> To support the development and implementation of Safe Sanctuaries policies 
and assist with training as needed. 

Concerns and Challenges 

The need for ongoing training for local churches on the development and implementation 
of policies and procedures relating to issues of sexual misconduct, boundaries and safe 
sanctuaries is a continuing challenge, as well as the need for monitoring of churches on 
these issues. 

Items for Action 

There are no items for action during this annual conference session. 

Rachel Scott, Chair 



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COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS 

In the midst of our hardest year ever, communications had a chance to grow as it never 
has before. Without exaggeration, one of the top news stories of the century happened in 
our Conference and our state — the near destruction of New Orleans and back-to-back 
hurricanes in 2005. 

Based on a previously solid working relationship, the Communications Department was 
able to build an even stronger, immediate-response relationship with United Methodist 
News Service in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The days both hurricanes hit 
our coastline, UMNS was on the phone requesting articles which were written and 
submitted without the benefit of electricity. (Thank goodness for land phone lines!) When 
we produced stories on behalf of the Conference with national importance (i. e. 
establishment of mission zone plan, recovery of Dillard University, involvement of 
UMCOR, etc.), UMNS was quick to reciprocate by posting them. From August 29, 2005 
until today, over 40 articles generated by Communications were posted through UMNS 
focusing on the storms, recovery and the rebuilding of the church. 

The creation and distribution of the Hurricane Anniversary Edition of the conference 
paper in August 2006 was a true success. About 135,000 copies of the paper were printed 
and sent to all members of the Louisiana Annual Conference, along with every bishop, 
provost, director of connectional ministry and communicator in the connection. An 
| additional 500 copies were sent to each annual conference, and requests for more copies 
have been steadily arriving. Three thousand were sent to each disaster station and two 
thousand to each district office with the intent that these special editions be used to 
spread the word about our disaster recovery efforts. Plans are in place to produce another 
such edition in 2007. 

In 2006, the editorial focus of Louisiana Now! continued to emphasize the importance of 
lively and informative editorial content, and the coverage of "real people" features that 
spotlight local church achievements, usage of interesting and colorful pictures to enhance 
visual appeal, and the expansion of advertising inserts that have been used by various 
conference ministries in lieu of direct mail pieces. These inserts have built a reputation 
for their effectiveness, and are helping us to inform clergy and laity in detail about the 
various ministries of the Church. The newest addition to our list of church groups and 
agencies using the insert format is Louisiana United Methodist Women, who are now 
using us as a vehicle for their quarterly newsletter. 

In continuing efforts to promote on-line readership of the Louisiana Now! y a digital 
version on the newspaper is now being sent through email address books of all local 
churches in the annual conference. 

Other United Methodist media outlets have been generous, including Newscope, 
Interpreter, New World Outlook and Response Magazines. In addition, our stories and 
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United Methodist News Service (UMNS). We have also been published in Interpreter 
Magazine, United Methodist Reporter and other UM publications. 

Communications has facilitated a number of television stories about the United Methodist 
recovery effort, including spots on WBRZ-TV, WAFB-TV (morning programs and 
evening news) and a half hour religious news program aired on CBS nationwide. Features 
were also developed for local newspapers throughout the conference. 
In the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina, we updated the Conference website and 
established a Disaster Recovery website, as well as an electronic newsletter for Disaster 
Recovery. Tim Hebert is the webmaster for the Conference site, and Sally Davidson 
manages the Disaster Recovery site. 

For another consecutive year, the Louisiana. Annual Conference received close to 
$30,000 in grant funding from UMComm for an Igniting Ministry statewide television 
campaign. We have been blessed to receive Igniting Ministry funding each year since the 
program's inception, and Jackie Vaughn (IM director) indicated that our conference is 
one of the initiative's strongest supporters and participants. 

During Lent of 2007, billboards will be erected in each district (with the use of another 
matching grant) to support the national TV campaign. 

In January of this year, close to 150 people benefited from a state-wide Igniting Ministry 
training hosted at University UMC in Baton Rouge, facilitated by three national Igniting 
Ministry trainers who came free of charge to the conference. 

Additional support from United Methodist Communications came through funding of 
church banners that hang on the outside of storm-affected churches in the New Orleans 
area. The banners, boasting the "Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors" church slogan 
were so popular that we generated more for churches that were not initially designated for 
one. 

Ads were placed in the Times Picayune for local churches affected by the storm, so that 
area residents could be certain of which churches were open and information on service 
times. 

An Advent advertising campaign was developed and placed in New Orleans media 
focusing on the theme "Hope — It's God's Gift" in an effort to remind city residents of the 
presence of the United Methodist Church in storm devastated New Orleans. The 
campaign included billboards, newspaper ads, radio spots and banners strung across area 
United Methodist church buildings. 

Although much has been done, more needs to be done in the future. Communications will 
play a key role in keeping our story before the connection and the world at large. Even 
though our efforts have received great coverage, we will have to work harder to maintain 
interest in our situation. 

Chris Andrews, Chair 



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CHURCH EXTENSION AND TRANSFORMATION TEAM 

Our vision is: 

• For the Louisiana Annual Conference to aggressively close the gap between 
what is now and what Christ calls us to be. 

• To revitalize ministries of local congregations. 

• To begin ten vital, new congregations, including two ethnic congregations, in 
the next ten years. 

• To develop a comprehensive system of support for pastors and leaders of new 
congregations. 

• To engage every lay and clergy person in our Annual Conference in Christ's 
mandate to make disciples. 

In 2001 the Church Extension Team presented this Statement of Vision and a Plan of 
Action to the Annual Conference. Through God's grace and our Conference's 
faithfulness to Christ's mandate to make disciples, all the structures, personnel, and 
processes are now in place for our Conference to close the gap between what is and what 
Christ calls us to be. 

1. REVITALIZING MINISTRIES OF LOCAL CONGREGATIONS 

Conference Transformation Consultants (formerly District Missioners) and the Director 
of Church Extension and Transformation have completed their training to lead our 
conference transformation process - churchanew. Fifteen churches are currently engaged 
in the churchanew process and new waves of participants are continuously entering. In 
response to the unique situation of the small membership congregation, a newly designed 
churchanew process for groups of small membership churches is beginning. 



2. BEGINNING VITAL NEW CONGREGATIONS 

I New people are coming to Christ and the Church through the development of two new 
; faith communities in 2006 - Fairfield UMC in Shreveport (relocated campus) and St. 
[ Timothy UMC in Mandeville (second campus). The extension of Vietnamese ministry in 
| Baton Rouge and Asian ministry in Ruston continues to enable these ethnic ministries to 
; reach new persons for Jesus Christ. The relocation of Louisiana residents due to Rita and 
i Katrina has made necessary the planting of new churches. In 2007-2008 our goal is to 

launch three new churches, led by pastors who are passionate, well trained, professionally 

coached and adequately supported. 

3. DEVELOPING A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF SUPPORT FOR 
PASTORS AND LEADERS OF NEW CONGREGATIONS 

In 2007 Church Extension and Transformation established a bold, new Church Planting 
Initiative. Working with church planting strategist, a comprehensive process of 
identifying, assessing, training, and coaching new church planters has been established. 
Prospective planters are identified and enrolled in an eighteen-month training process to 
prepare them to plant vital, fast growing churches in Louisiana. Church planting is the 



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most effective means of reaching new people for Christ and the church planting initiative 
must remain our number one priority. 

4. ENGAGING EVERYONE IN MAKING DISCIPLES 

In order to create a culture of disciple making in every congregation in the Louisiana 
Conference, the Church Extension Team works with the Bob Lay 1000 Club to raise 
money for new congregational development; leads clergy training events around the 
conference; and sponsors pastors attending the United Methodist School of 
Congregational Development. 

Steve Stephens, Director 



SPECIAL MINISTRIES 

1. The W. T. Handy Convocation was conducted in New Orleans. A teenager 
committed his life to preach God's Word after hearing Bishop Hutchinson's 
invitation to respond to God's call. Over two hundred persons attended across 
our Louisiana Conference. 

2. New Hispanic Ministry Centers are being explored for New Orleans. 

3. Neely UMC, Baton Rouge was certified as our conference's first Shalom church 
in a quantity of years. The training was lead by Rev. Jackie Harewood, Part- 
Time Conference Assistant Director of Shalom Ministries. 

4. Bishop Hutchinson served as our keynote speaker for the Clergy Retreat of 
African American Clergy at our Louisiana Conference Wesley Center. New 
projections were discussed to strengthen local churches. 

5. Dr. Walter Kimbrough, Pastor in Residence of Gammon Theological Seminary 
{ITC} and Pastor Emeritus, Cascade UMC, Atlanta and Pastor in Residence at 
Mount Pisgah UMC, Atlanta will address the W. T. Handy Luncheon at our 
Annual Conference. 

6. Special Ministries has been working with Dillard University and the 
Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta to re-open ITC-Dillard 
Satellite Center during September, 2007. Persons will be able to obtain a Master 
of Divinity Degree without relocating to Atlanta. You can contact Dr. Alonzo J. 
Campbell at 225-664-7979, or email: robumc @ yahoo.com for more 
information. 

7. Dr. Socorro de Anda, President of the Lydia Patterson Institute, itinerated our 
conference via events in the Shreveport District, Monroe District, Alexandria 
District and Lake Charles District. We are grateful to all of the numerous chief 
hosts and coordinators: D S Douglas Cain and Martie Cain, Shreveport District 
Laity Banquet Planning Team, D S Robert Burgess, Ms. Renee Evans, Monroe 
District Ministry Team, Paul and Joanne White, D S Douglas Ezell, Rev. Mike 
McLaurin and First UMC, Deridder. Also, we are grateful to all persons who 
rendered scholarships commitments across our conference. Furthermore, Bishop 
Hutchinson and our conference's Appointive Cabinet visited the Lydia Patterson 
Institute in El Paso, Texas during the fall, 2006. We also applaud the 



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coordinators and thank the participants who assisted in the 2006 itineration of 
Dr. De Anda on behalf of the Lydia Patterson Institute. 

8. Special Ministries was invited to collaborate with Dr. Ramonalynn Bethley and 
the Alexandria District to conduct a workshop for the Alexandria District's 
African American churches. The event was well attended by laity and churches 
from across Louisiana. Bishop Hutchinson greeted the contingency. Rev. Junius 
Dotson, Senior Pastor of St. Mark UMC, Wichita was the keynote speaker. 

Future Projections 

1 . Dr. Walter Kimbrough, Pastor in Residence of Gammon Theological Seminary 
{ITC} and Pastor Emeritus of Cascade UMC, Atlanta and Pastor in Residence at 
Mount Pisgah UMC, Atlanta will address the W. T. Handy Luncheon at our 
Annual Luncheon. 

2. The W. T. Handy Convocation will be at Dillard University on November 16- 
17, 2007. 

Challenge 

To implement the new projections of the recent African American Clergy Retreat. 



Alonzo Campbell, Chair 



HISPANIC MINISTRIES 



Accomplishments and celebration of work completed 

• Radio broadcasting has been found to be an effective means to reach the 
Hispanic community. The weekly radio programs offered in the past and 
interrupted by Hurricane Katrina were restarted at La Fabulosa Radio Station. 

• We continued experiencing congregational and financial growth at El Mesias 
UMC. Six new members were added and the congregation was steadily 
increasing its financial support to the church. All church apportionments were 
paid. 

• GED classes were offered in English and in Spanish. Seven students passed the 
exams and obtained their diploma. ESL classes were also offered for those who 
could not speak English. 

• Spanish classes are being conducted at El Mesias UMC for English-speaking 
pastors from the Mission Zones. 

• Sunday School and Worship services were routinely conducted for a 
congregation of about 50- 65 people. Other activities included Vacation Bible 
School and a health fair for women and children of the community. 

• A proposal was made to the Louisiana Conference to incorporate three (3) 
Hispanic Community Centers in the New Orleans District; one located at El 
Mesias UMC, a second one at FUMC in Canal Street and a third one at 
Covenant UMC in Chalmette. These centers will provide multiple services, 
including worship, fellowship, social and other services. 

El Mesias UMC Center will serve as the central location for coordinating 
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providing the necessary assistance in the area of worship, discipleship, Bible 
studies, baptism, faith communities and other church related activities. 

The Canal Street FUMC Center will be a well developed and equipped 
location responsible for providing the necessary social services assistance to the 
other centers. It will establish and develop the necessary networking connections 
with government, local and other agencies and institutions. 

The Covenant UMC Center will be located in the Mission Zone 6 and will be 
responsible for providing the local Hispanic community with the necessary 
social and other services. It will establish strong ties with the Canal Street 
FUMC Center and use their networking connections. 

The Canal Street FUMC and the Covenant UMC centers will not be 
churches, but places where Hispanics can congregate and participate in worship, 
social and other activities. 

• English classes were formally started at the Covenant UMC on March 18, 2007. 
Ten Spanish-speaking students are already participating in these classes. 

Goals that are a priority for the upcoming year 

• Develop and empower communities via Hispanic community centers, 
community organization and faith community development. This approach will 
allow us to strengthen and significantly expand ministries in the New Orleans 
district and to develop new ministries in other districts. 

• Establish Hispanic Community Centers at El Mesias UMC, at FUMC on Canal 
Street in New Orleans and at Covenant UMC in Chalmette. 

• Continue developing church leaders and promoting congregational growth. 
Concerns and challenges facing Hispanic Ministries 

• Hoping the Louisiana Annual Conference will continue supporting the program 
budget. 

• Hoping the GBGM will provide the necessary missionaries and funding for the 
Hispanic Community Centers. 



Pete Aguila, Chair 



NATIVE AMERICAN TASK FORCE 
Accomplishments and Celebrations: 

The Native American Task Force celebrates the continued support of the Clanton Chapel 
Ministries, Clanton Chapel Preschool, Dulac Community Center, and all the hurricane 
recovery work being provided by the many groups of volunteers throughout the country. 
We celebrate the support of the Ministries of Dulac by the Louisiana Annual Conference 
and the Board of Global Ministries in helping Dulac by the construction of a new 
dormitory building at the Dulac Community Center as well as helping Clanton Chapel 
obtain the three former UMCOR trailers to increase room for volunteers. 
We celebrate the work of the Louisiana Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry in Dulac. 
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We celebrate Rev. Gary Billiot (Houma Indian from Dulac) Pastor in the Great River 
Illinois Conference and member of the Cache River Native American Ministry who is 
working to help in Hurricane Relief and other Houma Indian needs. 
Goals for the Upcoming Year and Remainder of the Quadrennium: 



The Native American Task Force seeks to find more Native Americans in Louisiana 
Annual Conference churches and other supporters of Native American Ministries to serve 
on the Task Force and promote and support the two Native American Ministries of 
Dulac: Clanton Chapel Ministries, including Clanton Chapel Preschool; and the Dulac 
Community Center. 

Concerns and Challenges: 

The Louisiana Conference Native American Task Force still finds many Louisiana 
Conference Churches who are not aware of the tremendous work needed to be done in 
the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ in one of the poorest communities with the highest 
Native American population in Louisiana. Our Lord has laid before us, a tremendous 
Ministry as a result of poverty, exclusion, and hurricanes to help people through Clanton 
Chapel, Dulac Community Center, and the Louisiana Conference Disaster Recovery 
Ministry. We welcome opportunities for presentations, and welcome you to support our 
Ministries through your gifts, prayers, and presence. 
Items for Action: 

The Native American Task Force requests continued support of the Native American 
Task Force, Special Ministries Program, Clanton Chapel, Clanton Chapel Preschool, 
Dulac Community Center, and the Louisiana Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry by 
the Louisiana Annual Conference, Bishop William Hutchinson, the Louisiana Laity and 
Pastors. The Louisiana Conference Native American Task Force also requests continued 
support for Federal Recognition of the United Houma Nation and the Clanton Chapel 
Preschool Conference Advance Special by the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

Kirby Verret, Chair 



LOUISIANA VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION 

As we begin 2007, LA VIM continues an upswing from the set-backs of Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita. Teams that were cancelled following the storms are being rescheduled 
along with a whole new crop of volunteers and destinations added to the 2007 schedule. 
While we celebrate this increased activity and return to normalcy and growth, we are also 
thankful for the numbers of LAVIM volunteers who have strengthened the Storm 
Recovery efforts of our Conference in the past 15 months. 

Our ministry has taken Louisiana volunteers to the Marshall Islands, Cambodia, Cuba, 
Honduras, India, Alaska, Guatemala, Sager Brown, South Africa, Russia, Ohio, Dulac, 
the Navajo Nation, and Mexico. Our partnership with the Mexico Methodist Church 
hosted over fifteen teams both medical and construction and several longer construction 
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areas of our state, international and national missions still garnered just under $300,000 
in donations given to projects and to purchase medicines and the equal event of over 
$381,000.00 in hours donated using national monetary equivalent standards for volunteer 
work. 

During 2006, LA VIM was privileged to assist Storm Recovery in hosting "return the 
favor" teams from South Africa and Mexico; locations in which Louisiana volunteers 
have served who now come to serve our state in our time of need. More Mexico 
volunteers will arrive in June and Willie Berman, Director of Mexico VIM will be a guest 
at our Annual Conference gathering in Baton Rouge. 

LA VIM' s 2007 teams will return to Cuba, Eleuthera in the Bahamas, Cambodia, 
Guatemala, India, Alaska, Mount Sequoyah, Sager Brown, Red Bird and Triple S Camp 
in Ohio. We will renew relationships with return teams to Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Senegal, 
Venezuela, and Peru in 2007. Louisiana mission teams will also lend a hand to neighbors 
in Mississippi with three disaster response teams to Gulfside Camp, on the grounds of the 
historic Gulfside Assembly in Waveland. More relationships will be borne at new 
projects in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, Tampico, Mexico, Santiago, Chile, Ukraine and the 
island of Abaco in the Bahamas. At present just over 30 MiniMedical and Construction 
teams are scheduled along the Mexico/US border in Reynosa, Carboneras, and 
Matamoros, Nuevo Progresso, Valle Hermosa and other communities. In August, a 
special Order of Elders mission is scheduled to Eleuthera, Bahamas to help those island 
neighbors recover from the storms of last season. LA VIM celebrates its strong 
relationship with our Wesley Foundations in missions scheduled to Tampico, Mexico, 
Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Tambo de Moro, Peru, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, Abaco, Bahamas 
and Reynosa, Mexico. 

Louisiana Volunteers in Mission will be partnering with Plain Dealing UMC in the repair 
of homes in this poverty prone area of our state. Local church and city officials and 
volunteers have formed a task force to identify and plan for the upgrading of homes 
through visiting volunteer teams from within our state and nationally. LA VIM has 
consulted with this team on structure, training and policy and will be the contact for 
scheduling teams of three or more day duration. 

In April, LAVIM will participate in the organization of a new form of medical care for 
our friends in Mexico through the establishment of Community Based Primary Health 
Care Teams. Local community leaders will be trained to give on-going care establish 
cooperation between the occasional visits of LAVIM and other mission teams in villages 
throughout northern Mexico. 

As we move quickly into this new year of mission, we continue to rebuild in some areas 
and start new relationships in others. In all we celebrate "hands on mission." We 
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His love in ways that make a "Christian Difference" in the lives of all whom we are 
privileged to meet. 

Larry D. Norman, Director LAVIM 
CANDLER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 



| Candler School of Theology is grounded in the Christian faith and shaped by the 
j Wesleyan tradition of evangelical piety, ecumenical openness, and social concerns. Its 
i mission is to educate — through scholarship, teaching and service— faithful and creative 
Headers for the church's ministries in the world. These purposes define Candler's role as 
la school of Emory University and of the United Methodist Church and point to the 
!i unique challenges and opportunities we face in leading a national research university in 
| re-discovering what it might mean to relate to a major denomination. 

;Our school, unique in its placement within a top twenty research university and its 
i commitment to educate pastoral and academic leadership, is poised to play an active role 

in the positive transformation of the church and the world. Religion has bound and 
| divided communities since the beginning of time and now is no different. When polled 
i about their research, over three hundred Emory professors named "religion" as a theme in 
j their work. Ethically aware, theologically profound voices are desperately needed in our 
j society, and Emory draws on its Methodist heritage and looks to Candler to bring 

wisdom, clarity, compassion, and tolerance to the conversation. For example, Mary 
I Elizabeth Moore, professor of religion and education, is co-chairing one of our university 
i strategic initiatives, "Understanding Religions and the Human Spirit." 

Candler's faculty continues to be among the most distinctive in theological education. 
f Forty-six members hold full-time appointments, and six hold part-time appointments. An 
; additional fifteen serve in an adjunct capacity. Woodie White and Jack Meadors serve as 

the United Methodist bishops in residence. Bishop L. Bevel Jones III remains at Candler 

working with the Development Office. 

In our commitment to the practice of ministry, we partner with eighty churches to ensure 
that ministerial preparation takes place in both the local church and on the campus. 
Candler's Contextual Education program intentionally pairs a faculty member with 
i supervisors from church and community ministries so that teaching teams represent the 
church and the academy. Twenty-nine teaching supervisors support our Contextual 
Education and Teaching Parish (student pastor) programs. Dr. Alice Rogers has 
broadened the Teaching Parish program, and it now includes students appointed to 
churches in the Alabama- West Florida, North Alabama, North Georgia, South Georgia, 
and South Carolina Annual Conferences. 

This year, enrollment was 510, with 396 in the Master of Divinity program, 59 in the 
Master of Theological Studies program, 20 in the Master of Theology program, 9 in the 






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Doctor of Theology program and 26 enrolled as Special, Non-Degree students. Eighty- 
three percent of students are enrolled full-time. The student population is 23% US ethnic 
minority, 10% international, and 51% women. More than 50 denominations are 
represented with 56% of MDiv students being United Methodist from 34 Annual 
Conferences. Other denominations of the Methodist family represented at Candler 
include African Methodist Episcopal, Free Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist and the 
Methodist Church of Korea. 

Good things are happening as we develop and put into action a plan for the life-long 
learning of church leaders. A group of leaders in life-long learning, including a number of 
United Methodists, have given advice on enhancing our programs. Our Institute of 
Preaching and Pastoral Renewal led a group to the Holy Land after having taken a course 
in continuing education and funding for this program has been renewed for 2007. 
Information on upcoming events is available at www.candler.emory.edu. 

Groundbreaking on Phase I of our new building is planned for spring 2007. Our full 
project — two buildings — will provide faculty and administrative offices, state-of-the-art 
classrooms, new library facilities, a teaching chapel, and space for the University's Ethics 
Center. The University plans to gather its rich religious resources within and near the 
Candler facilities to create a "religious complex" centered around Candler. 

The faculty has begun to implement an inspiring strategic plan that calls for the facilities 
noted above, new faculty chairs, program support, and increases to our scholarship 
endowment. This year, 77% of eligible students received scholarship support from 
Candler with an average scholarship covering 78% of tuition. Gifts from the Methodist 
Education Fund (MEF) have played a large role in this support. However, so much more 
still needs to be done. More than 60% of Candler's MDiv graduates leave school with 
educational debt. This burden undermines their effectiveness in ministry, such that some 
seek alternative employment. Your continued support, gifts, and prayers mean a great 
deal as we work to provide a strong educational program as well as support for the 
courageous and committed students who choose to undertake the challenge of theological 
education. 

I am honored to be Candler's dean as of January 2007. I am deeply grateful for the 
leadership of Russell Richey in the previous six years and for his help in ensuring a 
smooth transition. I look forward to his continued, powerful presence at Candler as a 
leading scholar of Methodism, as a teacher, and as one who makes significant 
contributions to the life of the church. Thank you for your many expressions of welcome 
and for your support of Candler. I very much look forward to getting to know you all 
better in the months and years ahead. 

Jan Love 
Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics 



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CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA 
Accomplishments and Celebrations 

• U.S. News & World Report listed Centenary College of Louisiana among "America's 
Best Colleges" in its annual rankings. Centenary is ranked at No. 8 among 15 
institutions designated as the South' s "Great Schools, Great Prices." In addition to 
that ranking, The Princeton Review features Centenary College in its 2007 edition of 
its annual book, The Best 36 J Colleges. 

• In the summer of 2006, the Church Careers Institute underwent a name change and a 
restructuring of the program. The Christian Leadership Center is dedicated to 
theological study, innovative leadership training, interreligious and 
interdenominational dialogue, issues of peace and justice, spiritual formation and 
Christian discipleship. The components of the CLC are the undergraduate program, 
graduate level theological study, continuing education opportunities, and missions. 

• Since October 2005, the CLC has coordinated four mission trips for Centenary 
students, staff and alumni to work in hurricane-ravaged areas of South Louisiana. 
Centenary students have spent their fall and spring breaks working on homes 
damaged in the storms. 

• Centenary's dance company was honored to be invited to participate in the American 
College Dance Festival's National Conference, in which they performed at the 
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. 

• The Camerata vocal ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall on February 18 as a part 
of the Masterworks Series. The group received a special invitation to sing along with 
other selected college and church choirs, as well to sing a solo piece. 

• The Centenary College Choir celebrated its 65 th anniversary with its annual 
Rhapsody in View concert. Dr. Will Andress announced his retirement after 
directing the choir for 33 years. Dr. Andress was inducted into the Hall of Fame, 
Centenary's highest honor. 

• Centenary students continue to be active in Religious Life activities throughout the 
campus. Students plan and lead Stepping Stones, an ecumenical praise and worship 
service that meets in Brown Chapel every Tuesday morning. The Maroon Cross, a 
Religious Life service organization, connects compassionate college students to 
needy people in the community by offering ongoing outreach projects. 

• The renovation of Bynum Commons was completed, including an updated and 
remodeled South Dining Hall, Audubon Room, Centenary Room, North Cafeteria 
and the Hall of Fame. 

• The 2007 Founders Day Convocation celebrated the role of women in Centenary's 
history. Dr. Virginia Shehee, Nancy Brown Word, and Rev. Dr. Carole Cotton Winn 
were featured speakers. 

• We appreciate the Conference's financial support through apportionments and 
scholarships, especially in a year when the Conference suffered financial losses from 
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This generosity affirms the churches' dedication to 
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Goals and Priorities for Upcoming Year 

• Increase marketing, recruitment, and fundraising for the Christian Leadership Center. 

• Increase enrollment of entering first-year students in 2007 to 270 students. 

• Continue fundraising efforts for the Campaign for Scholarships, to increase funds 
available for financial aid, and a new science facility. 

• Completion of the new strategic plan that will lead to a comprehensive campaign. 

Concerns and Challenges 

• Centenary mourns the deaths of three Board of Trustees members - Charles T. 
Beard, Sam Peters and William H. Jackson. 

• We continue to strengthen our connection with the Louisiana Annual Conference 
through increased communication and service. 

Items for Action/Vote 

• We request Conference endorsement of the listed membership of the Centenary 
College Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab, President 



PERKINS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

Our work at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, one of the 
thirteen theological schools of the denomination, shapes leaders who know that 
conventional wisdom is not the final word of God, for God has been made fully known in 
Jesus Christ. Such preparation requires dedicated study, scholarly research, and a 
passionate commitment to teaching. And those qualities are the strength of the United 
Methodist educational mission at Perkins School of Theology. 

To be true to this mission, we have continued to strengthen our faculty and encourage its 
members to research, write and speak to help shape the life of our church. Last year we 
welcomed three outstanding new professors: Dr. Ted A. Campbell, a renowned Wesley 
scholar, as associate professor of Church History; Dr. Christopher Anderson, organist and 
scholar of church music, as associate professor of Sacred Music; and Dr. Jessica Boon as 
assistant professor of Church History, with work focusing on medieval and early modern 
Christian mystical texts. 

Additionally, Roberta A. Schaafsma, formerly of Duke Divinity School Library, has been 
appointed as the J.S. Bridwell Foundation Endowed Librarian at Bridwell Library; and 
Dr. Barry E. Hughes, an ordained elder in the Louisiana Annual Conference, joined 
Perkins as associate director of the Intern Program. 

Our faculty continues to serve the church and the academy in their publications. Among 
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• Crossing the Threshold of Divine Revelation by William J. Abraham, Albert 
Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies 

• Los doce profetas menores by Alejandro F. Botta, assistant professor of Hebrew 
Bible 

• From Eden to Babel by Richard D. Nelson, W.J. A. Professor of Biblical Hebrew 
and Old Testament Interpretation 

• The Sacred Selves of Adolescent Girls by Evelyn L. Parker, associate professor 
of Christian Education 

• Let Every Soul Be Jesus' Guest by Mark W. Stamm, assistant professor of 
Worship 

The past year also saw the establishment of a Center for the Study of Latino/a 
Christianity and Religions. The mission of the Center is to promote a deeper 
understanding of the varieties of religious life and expression within the Latino 
communities in the United States and in Latin America. Already known for its Mexican 
American Program, Perkins seeks to strengthen and deepen its engagement with Latino/a 
realities through educational programs, the generation and promotion of research and the 
dissemination of knowledge. The Center will address topics and issues related to the 
Latino/a religious experience within a broader ecumenical and religious context, as well 
as attention to international dynamics and realities. The Center is directed by Dr. David 
Maldonado, president emeritus of Iliff School of Theology and former associate dean for 
Academic Affairs at Perkins. 

Within this realm of challenge and change, we work not only to prepare our students in 
the classrooms, we are also looking forward to future generations of students and to 
providing them with the facilities they will need to prepare for ministry. The Perkins- 
Prothro family of Wichita Falls, whose financial support of the School spans three 
generations, has given an additional $6 million to the school. This donation will provide 
approximately half of the funds required to renovate the two early 1950s classroom and 
office buildings, Kirby Hall and Selecman Hall, and to build a 28,000-square-foot 
building to be named in honor of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro. The $6 million constitutes a 
combined gift from the Perkins-Prothro Foundation and Mrs. Prothro, daughter of the late 
Joe J. and Lois Perkins, who endowed the SMU Theology School in the early 1940s. The 
school was named in their honor in 1945. 

A challenge grant established by the Texas Methodist Foundation through the generosity 
of an anonymous donor will match all gifts, up to a total of $1 million, for the new 
building program. The partnership among the Texas Methodist Foundation, the 
anonymous donor and Perkins is a strong indicator of the vital relationship that links the 
mission of the theological school and the mission of the church. 

All of this-a strong, faithful, active, and productive faculty, along with the visionary 
thinking building for the future-shows that we at Perkins are dedicated to preparing 
women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry. That is our mission. We 
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the world out, but goes out into the world as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. It is the 
tradition expressed by Charles Wesley, whose 300 th birthday we mark this year, when he 
invited the church to sing about the importance of uniting "Knowledge and Vital piety.' 
That is what we do at Perkins in preparing women and men for ministry, our commitment 
continues to both. Higher learning. Real Experience. 

William B. Lawrence, Dean 



SAINT PAUL SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

In the fall of 2006, 309 students from 28 states and Korea were enrolled in degree 
programs at Saint Paul School of Theology. The Course of Study School at Saint Paul 
served 291 students from 23 annual conferences. 

The Kresge Foundation issued a Challenge Grant of $450,000 for the completion of the 
renovation and expansion of the Holter Center for Renewal. The expansion project added 
20,000 square feet to the existing building, incorporating a 90-seat video conferencing 
classroom, meeting rooms, a new kitchen, computer lab, bookstore, exercise room, and 
student lounge area. Prosser-Wilbert Construction, received an Excellence in 
Construction Award for their work. 

The seminary was awarded a grant from Arthur Vining Davis Foundations after graduates 
gave significantly to meet the foundation's challenge. The grant of $150,000 enables 
Saint Paul School of Theology to purchase technology equipment for the Holter Center 
video conference classroom. 

Henry Luce Foundation awarded Saint Paul School of Theology a one-year grant of 
$125,000 to support an interfaith academy for emerging religious leaders and religious 
education professionals. The Interfaith Academy for Emerging Religious Leaders is a 
two- week course for people in training for leadership in their respective traditions. The 
Interfaith Academy for Religious Professionals is a week-long course for people already 
active in religious leadership. The Academy is made possible by a partnership between 
Saint Paul, Religions for Peace-USA, The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, and 
the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. 

Saint Paul works cooperatively with several other institutions in developing distinctive 
programs for ministerial leadership. Centenary College of Louisiana has one of the 
largest undergraduate programs in church careers. The partnership between Garrett- 
Evangelical and Saint Paul School of Theology offers a cooperative set of courses via 
video classroom at Centenary to allow students in the Louisiana area to begin studying 
for a master's degree. 

Saint Paul School of Theology will partner with Hyupsung University in Hwa-Seong, 
South Korea to offer a Korean Doctor of Ministry track in "Wesleyan Spirituality and 



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Congregational Renewal" beginning June 2007. Offered to both Korean and Korean 
American students, the track will consist of 30 semester credit hours over a 3.5-4.5 year 
period. 

Oklahoma City University and Saint Paul School of Theology are in a year of study to 
determine the feasibility of establishing an extension Saint Paul site at Oklahoma City 
University. A plan will be presented to the board of trustees of both institutions at their 
respective meetings in spring 2007. 

New faculty books include John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist by Warren Carter 
(Hendrickson Publishers, 2006), Negotiating Rome's Empire and the New Testament: An 
Essential Guide by Warren Carter (Abingdon Press, 2006), The Fully Alive Preacher: 
Recovering from Homiletical Burnout by Mike Graves (Westminster John Knox Press, 
2006), Sharing Food: Christian Practices for Enjoyment by L. Shannon Jung (Fortress 
Press, 2006), and Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith by 
Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. (Discipleship Resources, 2006). 

The trustees, faculty, staff, and students of Saint Paul thank you for your interest, prayers 
and support. 

Dr. Myron F. McCoy, President 



SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY 

SMU continues to advance among the nation's major private universities as it moves 
toward the Centennial celebration of the University's founding in 1911 by the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. Listed below are some highlights of the past year: 

• SMU's total fall 2006 enrollment was 10,941, including 6,296 undergraduates 
and 4,645 graduate and professional students. The minority enrollment, 
excluding international students, makes up 21 percent of the student body. The 
fall enrollment included 746 international students from 86 countries. The 
average SAT score of the first-year class rose nearly 80 points in the last seven 
years. 

• National searches are underway for successors to two SMU vice presidents. 
Thomas W. Tunks is serving as interim provost and vice president for academic 
affairs during 2006-07, following the resignation of Robert Blocker. James E. 
Caswell, vice president for student affairs, will retire in May 2007 after 40 years 
of service to SMU. William B. Lawrence, dean of Perkins School of Theology, 
will assume his responsibilities for church relations. The University hopes to fill 
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Jose Bowen, distinguished musician, scholar, and educator, became dean of 
Meadows School of the Arts upon the retirement of Carole Brandt. Bowen 
previously was the fine arts dean at Miami University in Ohio. 

The George W. Bush Presidential Library Site Selection Committee announced 
that it would enter into further discussions with SMU as the next phase of its 
process to choose a site for the library. 

A gift of $6 million from the Perkins-Prothro family of Wichita Falls will launch 
a building program for Perkins School of Theology. Plans include extensive 
renovation of Kirby and Selecman Halls and construction of a new building for 
education and community uses. A challenge grant, established by the Texas 
Methodist Foundation through the generosity of an anonymous donor, will 
match all gifts up to $ 1 million for the Perkins building program. 

The Meadows Foundation pledged $33 million to Meadows School of the Arts 
and its Meadows Museum. The gift included $25 million for museum 
acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs; and $8 million to the school 
for faculty and student recruitment and enrichment, as well as facilities 
maintenance. 

The campus has added 17 new or renovated facilities since 1998, most of them 
funded by The Campaign for SMU. The latest are the J. Lindsay Embrey 
Engineering Building, built to gold-level environmental standards; and the 
expanded Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, providing state-of-the-art fitness 
and recreation facilities. 

A new Family Research Center opened as part of SMU's Department of 
Psychology. The center received a federal grant for a project that provides 
follow-up visits to women and children who have left women's shelters. The 
project addresses mental health problems of children who are victims of family 
violence. 

A group of 20 Perkins School of Theology students explored Christianity in 
Palestine and Israel as part of a new program in global theological education. 
Other Perkins students studied the culture of Mexican Methodism, with a focus 
on ministry to the aging, in Mexico City. 

Under interim director Joy Roberson, the SMU Wesley Foundation ministry 
continues to thrive. Small-group student activities have increased in number and 
size. Through a successful capital campaign, the Foundation completed 
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We are pleased to have Bishop Alfred L. Norris on the SMU Board of Trustees as the 
successor to Bishop Rhymes H. Moncure Jr., following his untimely death. SMU 
treasures its Methodist heritage and maintains a particularly close relationship with 
Highland Park United Methodist Church and its senior minister, the Rev. Mark Craig, an 
SMU trustee. I enjoy serving as guest preacher at that church each fall. We ask your 
continued prayers and support as SMU moves forward in the coming year. 

R. Gerald Turner, President 



DULAC COMMUNITY CENTER 

Dulac Community Center, like the entire coastal region of Louisiana was impacted very 
much by the hurricane season of 2005. The difference was that Katrina blew off roofs and 
Rita filled everything with a tremendous amount of water. The center has been almost 
totally overwhelmed by the magnitude of the damage to the homes in the area. 

Since September of 2005, thousands of volunteers from all over the USA have traveled to 
Dulac. They worked at restoring or replacing homes, brought needed food, appliances, 
and household goods and became good caring friends to the residents. 

Our thanks go out to all the caring Christians who have shown who is their neighbor. 

As we try to move ahead, our services at the center still revolve around bringing in 
needed food, clothing and other goods and services for the people of Dulac. For the 
children we are here with activities that bring them enjoyment to relieve the sense of loss 
they have experienced. 

For the center, UMCOR Women's Division and Louisiana United Methodist Conference 
are replacing our damaged volunteer quarters with an elevated building that will no 
longer fall prey to the rising waters. 

We are grateful for all the help that has come this way and for the spirit of mission that is 
thriving in Dulac. 

Co-Directors, Marie Billiot 
Carlene Billiot 



LYDIA PATTERSON INSTITUTE 

Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas (LPI), is the true image of the face of 
Methodism. Lydia Patterson is United Methodists at work. It is the only institution of 
the United Methodist Church on the US-Mexico border that serves predominately 
Hispanics. A small school with a big heart, it is continuously adding new stories and new 
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We began our school year with 467 students, grades 9-12, and English-as-a-Second- j L 
Language Program. We are at capacity for the size of our facilities. This year, we have 
added diversity to an all-Hispanic student body. We added two Germans, one 
Vietnamese, two Lebanese, and two beautiful girls from Malaysia. Next year, we hope to 
bring three students from Columbia. Their presence has enriched the culture of our 
campus and provided a new experience to all the students. » 



At mid-year, we graduated 9 students, and 60 seniors will receive their diploma in May. 
Of last year's graduating class, 95% are attending college today. We are looking toward 
100% for the 2006-07, school year. Our students are presently attending 21 of our United 
Methodist colleges and universities throughout the country. We expect to add two more 
this year. Lydia Patterson, with its close relationship with the institutions, agencies and 
local churches of the UMC, is a genuine example of connectionalism. 



We are very grateful to the institutions of the church that continue our work in ministry 
with our students. For example, Luis and Carolina are brother and sister. They came to 
us from an orphanage in Juarez, Chin., Mexico, and they graduated from Lydia Patterson 
last year. Carolina is attending McMurry University. Luis was a member of our student 
lay ministry program. He is attending Nebraska Wesleyan University and serving an 
internship at St. Paul's UMC in Lincoln. These are two students who grew up with no 
parents and only an orphanage and Lydia Patterson for a home. They both wish to pursue 
medical degrees. Arely graduated from SMU last May after serving an internship at 
Lovers Lane UMC in Dallas. She now attends Harvard University in the field of 
Christian Education. Eduardo attended Lon Morris College and Ferrum College in 
Virginia. He is now a student at Wesley Seminary in Washington, D. C, preparing for 
the ordained ministry. 

The student lay ministry program continues to grow. At present, we have 15 students in 
10 different states serving local churches while they attend college. These students assist 
local churches in their Hispanic ministries by serving as tutors, English and/or Spanish 
teachers, Bible school teachers, youth leaders, interpreters, translators, etc. 

We pride in the fact that we have been operating in the black for several years, a 
milestone from the institution of years past. The presence of our supporters on our 
campus is indicative of the love and respect for this ministry. This past year, we hosted 
meetings for the Jurisdictional Mission Council, the General Board of Global Ministries, 
the University Senate, and the College of Bishops. 

You need to feel proud of your work here. You are as much a part of this story as we are. 
Our work would not be possible without your financial support and your daily prayers. 
Thank you for following the teachings of John Wesley to love the children and provide 
educational opportunities so that they may achieve a better life in body and spirit, all in 
the love of Jesus. 

Socorro Brito de Anda, President 






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LOUISIANA UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, INC. 

I am please to report that 2006 was a very successful year in terms of services provided to 
children, youth, and families by the Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family 
Services. Our direct care services remained populated at operational capacity throughout 
the year. A total of 1,829 individual children were referred for residential services. We 
were able to care for 300 or 16% of the requests. In 2005, we had 1,590 referrals, and we 
were able to care for 311 or 20%. We experienced a 15% increase in requests for 
services during 2006. 

During this past year a total of 1,295 individuals were served through the Family 

Counseling Center on the campus of the Children's Home. 

I 

The Family Plus Program continues to grow. During the year a total of 1,582 individuals 
| were provided some level of direct care ranging from crisis intervention and counseling 
to parental education training. A total of 543 families received services. This is an 
increase of 20% more families and 14% more individuals. 

A total of 14,926 activities occurred at the Outdoor Wilderness Learning (OWL) Center, 
f with 4,967 individuals participating. These activities included the Challenge Course 

(Ropes), camping, fishing, hiking, biking, sport field, hothouse plants, equine therapy, the 
! maze, and the Karen A. Vining Memorial Arbor Walk. 

We received a total operating income of $9,018,722 and had expenditures of $8,908,275, 
i leaving us with a positive balance of $1 10,447. The positive balance will help offset the 

shortfall of previous years. Detailed reports will be published once our Annual Audit is 
1 completed. 

i 

j The increased support from our donors was truly a blessing, and that support is what kept 

! us solvent this year. Our Board of Directors, our staff, and I on behalf of the Children 

| given new hope in life by experiencing God's Love through our ministry thank you for 

being on our team during 2006. May God bless all that we do in 2007! 

I The Louisiana Methodist Children's Home Board of Directors request the following 
1 actions by the Louisiana Annual Conference: 

j The dates of October 2, 2007 and April 8, 2008 are placed on the Conference Calendar as 
i Annual Board Meeting dates. 

The election of persons to board membership with terms expiring noted will be submitted 
I following the April 17, 2007 Board of Directors Meeting. 

Terrel DeVille, President/CEO 



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MACDONELL UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S SERVICES, INC. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of MacDonell United Methodist Children's Services is to 
provide and maintain a benevolent, charitable, non-profit organization for the care, 
custody, heritage, education and welfare of children, youth and families without regard to 
sex, race, color, creed, national origin or handicapping condition that can be addressed 
within the scope of the program, services and financial resources of the agency. 

WE CELEBRATE: During the last fiscal year, we were able to render therapeutic 
residential treatment to 60 children and adolescents. These children have been provided 
with a stable, nurturing, Christian environment so they may begin to heal and grow into 
productive citizens. We have remained near full capacity for the majority of the year. 

We are pleased to report that the beauty of our property continues to be maintained, as 
expected. Unlike the record hurricane activity in 2005, the 2006 storm season was one of 
the quietest in history. Perhaps it was nature's way of balancing out things or perhaps it 
was a little of God's tender mercy. Whichever the case, the quiet weather gave the trees 
on campus an opportunity to start healing from the damage sustained during the two 
storms they experienced in 2005. In October, a man-lift was rented for a week and used 
to prune the broken branches, low hanging branches, and sucker branches from the Oak, 
Cypress, and Palm trees on the front part of the property. The trees on Memorial Walk 
are in need of pruning which will require renting the man-lift for another full week. 

Looking to the future, a new cottage is greatly needed for our girls who are currently 
residing on the second floor of a wood frame building. The campus of MacDonell 
includes two other cottages (Hooper and Laskey) for the housing of our boys. Each 
cottage is a single story building, accommodating 12 children comfortably. A local 
architectural firm has completed the schematic drawings for the design of Chrisentery 
Hall. Chrisentery Hall will be consistent with the design and historical look of existing 
buildings on our campus. Our Resource Development office is working towards raising 
the substantial funds necessary to construct this much needed cottage for our girls. More 
donations will be needed to make this project a reality. 

G.J. "Jerry" Bridges, President 



THE METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN IN NEW ORLEANS 

The Methodist Home for Children of New Orleans has an ultimate goal for every child in 
our care to become a part of a stable, safe and nurturing environment. Each child is 
showered with unconditional love as we attempt to provide comfort to help hurting 
children heal. 

On February 10, 2006, Twenty-Four children returned to New Orleans after our six 
month evacuation to Ruston, Louisiana Our building received damage by looters during 
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country we were able to restore our facilities. Our Residential Program currently 
provides services for thirty (30) children in-house and forty-six (46) children in our 
Therapeutic Foster Care Program. The Home's Foster Care Program is currently the 
largest in our state. A total of 107 children have received services through our ministry 
in the past year. 

Post-Katrina recovery is slow but through prayer and continued Financial Support we 
have survived. The Methodist Home for Children is operational and is currently 
reviewing program needs and the needs of the New Orleans region. Our organization has 
continued to work with our sister in Ruston, La (LUMC&FS). We are thankful for this 
relationship and their support of our recovery and future possibilities. Individually we 
stand alone, collectively we are the body of Christ 

The Board of Directors of The Methodist Home for Children (MHC), headquartered in 
New Orleans, believes its ministry of providing a continuum of programs to help the 
abused and neglected children of Louisiana is vitally important. We believe furthermore, 
that it is important for the ministry to maintain a physical Residential Treatment facility 
in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. The Board has a strong interest in the 
continuation of that ministry in a post-Katrina New Orleans environment that includes a 
wrecked economy, damaged infrastructure, stressed families, and increased violence, all 
of which exacerbate the problems that lead to the need for our ministry. 

The Board is engaged in two important initiatives to secure the future of the agency's 
programs. The Board is attempting to 1) relocate its residential programs and 2) combine 
its programs with a larger agency. 

MHC has for many years worked with the Louisiana United Methodist Children and 
Family Services (LUMCFS), headquartered in Ruston, under various cooperative 
arrangements. This cooperation has evolved to include the possible goal of LUMCFS 
combining the programs traditionally provided by MHC. In August 2005 the residential 
programs of MHC were temporarily relocated to Ruston due to a forced evacuation 
precipitated by Hurricane Katrina. During the relocation and since returning to New 
Orleans, MHC has outsourced certain administrative services to LUMCFS. In addition, 
by Resolution dated December 1, 2005 the Board of Directors of MHC asked the Board 
of Directors of LUMCFS and the Louisiana Annual Conference to "confirm a special 
committee to look at and develop plans for assimilation of the Methodist Home for 
Children of New Orleans, Inc., corporate organization and services into the Louisiana 
Methodist Children and Family Services corporate organization. " The Board of 
Directors of MHC wishes to re-affirm its commitment to study the feasibility of and 
develop possible plans for their agency's programs to be combined with the programs of 
LUMCFS. 

The two agencies becoming one would provide increased services for the Greater New 
Orleans region. We would be able to add needed programs and continue to address 
residential program needs appropriately for the Greater New Orleans area. As a 



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comprehensive extension of LUMCFS, MHC would add to their vision. LUMCFS would 
operate both the home in Ruston and the home in the Greater New Orleans area, as well 
as other facilities pertinent to its childcare mission. This would allow our common 
ministries to serve the Louisiana Methodist Conference through one organization that 
works as a cohesive unit throughout the entire state. 

In June 2004 the MHC Long Term Facility Planning Committee reported to its Board of 
Directors, "that the current location of the Home is not conducive for effective residential 
treatment. They agreed that since there is a growing need for placement of severe 
children, the current neighborhood is not an ideal environment for recovery of such 
children. " The need for facilities designed specifically for this special population is a 
key factor in the Board's motivation to relocate its residential component. The facility on 
Washington Ave is old and outdated. If MHC wishes to continue to be a responsible 
provider of quality care, it must adjust to meet the need. The Board does not believe it 
can adequately modify the facility at 815 Washington Ave to meet the need. 

In early 2006 the MHC developed a promising opportunity to relocate it's programs. The 
relocation involves an existing facility in Mandeville. The Mandeville facility would 
provide an environment that is conducive to working with the special needs of children 
served by MHC. The New Orleans area needs proper facilities that will help address the 
significant needs of abused children in the Greater New Orleans, and Southeastern 
Louisiana area. The Mandeville facility would provide that. The MHC has always served 
children from predominately the New Orleans and surrounding areas. The intention of 
the MHC is that its programs would continue to do so. The MHC is working closely with 
the LUMCFS to make the Mandeville opportunity become a reality. However, should 
the opportunity in Mandeville not materialize, the MHC would endeavor to stay in its 
current facility only until such time that it can relocate to a facility in the Greater New 
Orleans Metropolitan Area that is more appropriate to serve the current needs of the 
ministry. The MHC Foster Care Program, which is the largest in the state, will remain 
headquartered in the city of New Orleans and continue to work in conjunction with the 
residential programs. 

The Board of Directors of The Methodist Home for Children wishes publicly to 
recognize and thank Keith Rhodes for his dedication and work, especially in the difficult 
post-Katrina New Orleans environment. Keith has labored tirelessly to reopen the 
Washington Ave facility and has been instrumental in developing plans for the 
Mandeville facility. The Board expects that, at the appropriate time, Mr. Rhodes be 
offered a responsible position with LUMCFS, commensurate with his experience and 
abilities. 

Keith Rhodes, President / CEO 



UNITED METHODIST HOPE MINISTRIES 

The mission of United Methodist HOPE Ministries, located in impoverished North Baton 
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the people we serve move toward self-sufficiency with dignity. We do this through two 
main programs: our unique Client Choice Food Pantry, the only one of its kind in East 
Baton Rouge Parish that invites clients inside a grocery-store setting to actually shop for 
their own food; and our Family Mentoring Program, a unique mentoring program that 
matches a recently homeless family in transitional housing or a family at-risk for 
homelessness with a team of mentors to help guide the family on its path to self- 
sufficiency by teaching them life skills and creative problem-solving and connecting 
them to community resources. 
2006 Accomplishments and Celebrations: 

■ Accomplishments - HOPE was one of only 10 nonprofits in Louisiana that 
achieved voluntary Louisiana Standards for Excellence certification from the 
Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) which demonstrates 
commitment to a set of established benchmarks and procedures used to measure 
management and ethical accountability in nonprofit organizations. 

■ Accomplishments - Client Choice Food Pantry: HOPE served 5,165 persons 
from 1,442 families which represented a 47% increase in services over year-end 
2005. We served an additional 731 new households. 

■ Accomplishments - Family Mentoring Program: HOPE provided in-depth case 
management and support services to 107 persons from 27 families at-risk for 
homelessness which represented a 45% increase in services over year-end 2005. 

■ Of Note: The above increases were due in part to the influx of new citizens to 
East Baton Rouge Parish following the hurricanes of 2005. Between both 
programs, 552 evacuee households were served by HOPE in 2006. 

■ Accomplishments - 27 Community Education classes were offered and were 
attended by 148 persons, utilizing our facility for the impoverished North Baton 
Rouge. 

■ Accomplishments - Volunteer Family Mentors gave 584 hours of their time to 
Family Mentoring Program families. 

■ Accomplishments - 55 Neighboring volunteers contributed over 1,179 hours of 
volunteer service. 

■ Long Term Recovery: HOPE continues to be a major player in East Baton 
Rouge Parish's efforts at long term recovery following the hurricanes of 2005. 
HOPE helps assess cases of families that come before the EBR Long Term 
Recovery Committee for assistance to regain self-sufficiency and, for some, to 
rebuild their lives in a new community. 

Goals for Upcoming Year: 

Programs/Services: Increase services to meet the needs of impoverished 

families trying to gain self-sufficiency. 

Facilities: Develop Facilities Master Plan for improvements to physical plant 

and grounds. 

Administrative: Develop a new strategic plan and grow funding base of support 

to secure additional support from more United Methodist Churches. 

Public Relations: Introduce website and publish quarterly newsletters. 

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Challenges: 

■ Fund development. 

■ Capital improvements to facilities. 

■ Growth of ministries to include additional programs and outreach. 

■ Ongoing public relations and public awareness of the plight of homeless and 
impoverished in our communities, and the role of United Methodist HOPE 
Ministries in addressing these issues. 

Items for Action/Vote by Annual Conference: 

■ We request Conference endorsement of the listed membership of our Board of 
Directors. 

■ We request Conference action on an Act of Correction to the Transfer document 
that was signed in 2005 conveying the property at 4643 Winbourne Avenue to 
United Methodist HOPE Ministries, Inc. 

Renee Craft, Executive Director 



MINISTERS' EMERGENCY AID FUND 

The Ministers' Emergency Aid Fund is supported by Conference ministers who 
voluntarily contribute one-half of one percent of their base salary annually. We 
recommend the following guidelines for the Ministers' Emergency Aid Fund: 

1 . That each minister under appointment in the Louisiana Annual Conference be asked 
to give an amount equal to one-half of one percent of the minister's base salary for 
2007 to the Ministers' Emergency Aid Fund (line 5030 on the Conference 
Remittance Sheet). 

2. That this fund be used to provide emergency benefit aid to the ministers of the 
Louisiana Conference and their immediate families who may be in special need; and 
that this emergency aid be given subject to the following limitations: 

a. The maximum amount allowed for a single emergency shall be $1,000. 

b. Exceptional situations may be given special consideration by the 
Cabinet. 

3. That each pastor and local church be requested to provide an adequate medical 
insurance program for family protection. 

In 2006, the Louisiana clergy gave $17,291 to this fund. Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) 
of this fund was used in 2006 to make grants of $1,000 each to ten different clergy 
families. 

Larry Miller, Cabinet Secretary 



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GULFSIDE ASSEMBLY 

In Waveland, Mississippi, sitting on 60 acres facing the Gulf of Mexico, there is a special 
place called Gulfside Assembly. It was founded in 1923 by Robert E. Jones, the first 
Black Methodist Bishop, who raised much of the money for it by asking people to save 
their pennies. It was the only place Blacks and their friends could meet for spiritual, 
educational and recreational activities in that era. Gulfside served the entire Central 
(Black) Jurisdiction of The Methodist Church until the merger of Central Jurisdiction 
(Black churches) into their regional geographical areas during the late sixties. 

Gulfside has enjoyed a glorious heritage and also suffered its share of difficulties. It is 
recognized by the United Methodist Church as a Historical Site as well as by the State of 
Mississippi. Since there was no public school for Blacks during that time, Gulfside 
provided a boarding school for boys from rural areas, a day school for children from the 
community and a theological training center for Black pastors and lay persons from 
surrounding states of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and all over the segregated South. 
Many prominent United Methodist leaders trace their spiritual roots back to Gulfside. 

Marian Martin Retires 

Marian Martin retired as Executive Director of Gulfside Assembly. A service to honor 
her years of leadership is being planned by the Gulfside Board. 

Marian Martin came to Gulfside for the first time in a temporary assignment. She 
returned to become the permanent Executive Director in 1989. Marian served Gulfside 
faithfully for seventeen (17) years. Through her connections across the Church, she was 
able to bring in assistance and people to rally around the needs of Gulfside. Her whole 
tenure was a missional service to the church. Her work was not about her, it was about 
making a difference in the lives of the people she served. The community, the people, 
the Board of Trustees and all who met Marian through her work will remember her 
faithfulness. She restored a strong presence and reclaimed a vote of confidence in 
Gulfside with the community. 

Gulfside Staff Returns to Waveland 

After Katrina, all of Gulfside' s buildings, including the newly dedicated Bishop Alfred L. 
Norris Center, were gone; the staff temporarily relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. One year 
later, Wilma Dunbar, our missionary and Business Manager returned to Waveland, 
Mississippi. 

Our office has relocated back on the ground of Gulfside' s property. We share an office 
in the UMCOR building. We were asked by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward if it would be 
possible for UMCOR and Mississippi Disaster Recovery team to locate their building and 
equipment at Gulfside to work out of Waveland and surrounding areas. We saw this as 
an opportunity to partner in ministry along with the Amish Community Aid Relief Effort 
(C.A.R.E.) group. They came in January 2006 to also do mission volunteer work in the 



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surrounding communities. Gulfside is hosting these two groups on our site and in doing 
so we feel a part of sharing the wonderful ministry that is happening on the Gulf Coast. 

Gulfside 's Future 

The Board is planning for the future very aggressively. We have paid down all of our 
indebtedness and a "Long Range Planning Strategy Team" is in place to take a look at the 
needs of Gulfside and its ministry for the future. Dr. Earl Bledsoe, Texas Conference, is 
Chairperson of this group. We have retained Ms. Tina Z. Moore-Council, owner and 
chief consultant of "I Am Pleased Development Center," to lead us through this process. 
What we will look like..? What will our ministry be. . .? When will all of this happen. . .? 
Only god really knows. This one thing we do know... we are moving forward; we are 
wide open to the directions of the Holy Spirit; and we will not be restricted by what was. 
For eighty-three (83) years through many toils and tribulations, Gulfside has overcome. 
"WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS BROUGHT US THIS FAR TO LEAVE 
US NOW." 

Where Do You Fit Into The Picture? 

Gulfside Assembly and the Board of Trustees want to say thanks for the support that you 
have given us in the past. We as a Board know that you will continue to support 
Gulfside' s ministry and we applaud you for that. We pray for the connectional system 
and all that it means to us as a church. 

We are on target with God and seeking His guidance as we move into the future with 
greater hope than ever before. There are on-going listening and focus groups to offer 
feedback and suggested directions for Gulfside' s future. Three groups have met so far in 
Dallas, Waveland and Houston. Observations that have been gathered from the groups 
will be shared with the participants and throughout the Church. 

The youth continue to be part of Gulfside' s present and future. Fifteen youths 
participated in the annual Mission Education Studies Seminar which includes the College 
Tour and Harambee Event in June 2006. We are working on the plans for 2007. 

Other Jurisdictions and Annual Conferences that are continuing us in their 2007 budgets 
are the Texas Conference (Bishop Huie), the Mississippi Conference (Bishop Hope 
Ward), and the Missouri Conference (Bishop Schnase) as well as the Southeastern 
Jurisdiction. A special thanks to the Texas Conference (Bishop Huie) who provided 
much needed funds to assist with the clean-up of Gulfside' s property. The National 
Community Developers also responded to this need and have our appreciation. Certainly 
we say, "To God Be The Glory For All That God Has Done" for all of us. As a fellow 
United Methodist this means a lot to me personally as I travel across the Jurisdiction and 
beyond encouraging and informing churches on the importance of paying Conference 
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Our thanks go out to the many volunteers from the Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, 
Florida, Colorado, and Virginia Conferences who helped with the restoration of the 
Thelma Stevens House where Wilma Dunbar lives. We also thank those from the Black 
Staff Forum, the Mississippi and Arkansas Conferences, and the Pacific Northwest 
Conference Camp and Retreat Program who volunteered and helped with the clean-up of 
the property. 

Support Gulfside through the Capital Advance. (1) Make your checks payable to your 
local church. Write Gulfside Assembly and the Advance code number 760235 on the 
check and give it to your church treasurer, so that your local church and annual 
conference will get Advance credit; (2) Make your checks payable to "Advance GCFA." 
Write Gulfside Assembly and the Advance code number on the check. Send your checks 
to GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, GPO, New York, NY 10087-9068; (3) Call (888) 252-6174 to 
give by credit card; (4) Send direct gifts to P.O. Box 27, Waveland, MS 39576. 

Thank you for your interest and prayers. We eagerly look forward to hearing from you. 

Mollie M. Stewart, President 
Gulfside Board of Trustees 



SUSTAINING PASTORAL EXCELLENCE 
(introduction: 

I During 2006 our projects have a profound division between Pre-Katrina and Post- 

Katrina; Pre-Rita, Post-Rita. From January - August we lived out of our plan for 

i ministry that had been set the year before. After the two hurricanes we still lived out of 

I our plan for ministry, with a focus more on the Spirit of the ministry plan (what we could 

I provide with our resources) rather than the letter of it, adapting to the needs of the urgent 

j Louisiana community. Post-Storms, everything we did took on a dimension we had 

| never imagined. It increased our work load, it made us more aware of our own need for 

! self-care, it increased the sheer joy of being in the presence of colleagues, it stretched our 

imagination to respond to ministers and congregations in daily crisis, and it called us to 

go deeper to offer retreats and experiences that would speak to the upheaval of our people 

j across Louisiana. It was the year of the whirlwind and storms. 

I In 2006 and 2007, we continue to respond to the aftermath of such devastation. It 
manifests in our clergy in congregations physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The 
world looks different in the NEW NOW, and the realization of those differences continue 
to emerge. Out of the chaos and storms, order is emerging, and creative responses are 
coming to fruition. We believe that we are at a different place now than we were one 
year ago, and part of that is the result of our ministry with clergy and congregations 
through the Lilly Grant. We believe The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness and the 
Academy and the other parts of the Pastoral Excellence Grant from The Lilly Foundation 
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Annual Conference and its Pastoral Excellence. Our report begins with a call and 
response we often use with our clergy gatherings: 

Be still and know that I am God, 

Be still and know that I am, 

Be still and know, 

Be still, 

Be. 
Amen! 
Our project includes five facets: 

The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness Clergy Renewal Leaves 

The Academy for Spiritual Leadership The Discerner's Academy 

Board of Ordained Ministry Coordinator 

Brief history: 

Once upon a time — in a land not so far away. . . there was a dream — a dream for a Center 
for Pastoral Effectiveness committed to Maintain Ministers in Ministry. In 1990, that 
dream materialized. It has become a national model. 

In 1998, another part of the dream, The Academy for Spiritual Leadership was 
formalized. Almost 600 lay and clergy leaders have experienced spiritual nurture and 
growth though the Academy. 

As the story continues to unfold, in 2002, wanting to build on and expand these ministry 
possibilities, a committee was formed to write a Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Grant 
Proposal, and the grant request was submitted to The Lilly Foundation. As a result, 
Louisiana Annual Conference received a $700,000 grant that began January 1, 2003. 

Now, in 2007, we celebrate these ministries that the Lilly Grant, the Bishop, and the 
Louisiana Annual Conference have helped to provide for our clergy and laity. 

The following is a report that we submit to you, the Lilly Foundation, of our current grant 
that you generously made available to us as we strengthen and continue to learn about 
Pastoral Excellence. 

Reports from the five facets: 

The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness 

Rev. Dr. Craig Gilliam, Director 

1. Describe your project activities during the last year: 

• SoulJourney 

• Clergy Peer Groups 



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St. Joseph Abbey Retreat for Clergy 

3M (Maintaining Ministers in Ministry) 

Clergy Renewal Leave (The report for the Clergy Renewal Leave is in another part 

of this tool.) 

Consulting with Clergy and Congregations in conflict, impasse, leadership training, 

and strategic planning 

Individual Coaching for clergy and leadership 

Souljourney 

Post Academic Year- Clergy returning from seminary 
PAY First Year (16 participants) 

• Purpose: 

o Building a bridge between the academy and the local church. 

o A model for mentoring. 

o To provide an opportunity for relationships to form. 

• Model: 

o Meet for an overnight retreat at beginning and Abbey Retreat at the end 

of year. 
o Meet monthly for one day gatherings with didactic component and 

group processing of unresolved issue. 

• Rationale for new model: 

o more focus on processing, 

o mentoring from month to month as candidates are working through 

unresolved issues, 
o uses a systems lens, but more in concrete application than theoretical 

presentation, 
o regular meetings lend themselves to more congruency, thus, the 

opportunity for deeper community/relationship building. 

PAY Second Year (16 participants) 

• Purpose: 

o To keep the connection alive and the conversations happening. 

• Model: 

o Two Overnight Retreats: 

o A fall overnight retreat to deepen connections and deal with issues 

candidates are facing. 
o Spring Abbey Retreat for candidates to be still and know. 

PA Y Third Year (9 participants) 

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o Abbey Retreat for candidates to be still and know. 

Clergy Peer Group (38 participants) 

Parker Palmer comments, "Can we help each other deal with the inner issues inherent in 
leadership? We can, and I believe we must." Clergy Peer Groups are designed as aj 
healthy group experience providing a model and an opportunity for clergy to be involved 
in healthy, safe, small groups that offer support, insight, and group processing of 
unresolved issues. The intent is to help leadership deal with both inner and outer issues 
we face. Its focus is on strengths and emerging strengths. 

Clergy Peer Groups are beginning across the Conference for those under appointment for 
5 years or longer. The development of these groups is moving at the pace of guidance. 
At this point, the Center has pilot programs underway. This is an experiment from which 
we are adapting and learning. 
• Model: 

o The model offers a didactic component, while allowing for 
relationships and trust to build among participants. Confidentiality is 
paramount, and trust in the wisdom of the group is observed. Whoever 
shows up are the right people. 

Abbey Retreat for Clergy and Deacons (40 participants) 

The dream of my life 

is to lie down by a slow river 

and stare at the light in the trees — 

to learn something by being nothing 

a little while but the rich 

lens of attention. — Mary Oliver 

Each spring, The Center offers an opportunity for each of us to "lie down by a slow river 
and stare at the light of the trees. . .and be the rich lens of attention," through a spiritual 
transformation retreat at St. Joseph Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in Covington. The 
Abbey Retreat is included as part of SoulJourney; however, it is also open to 
probationary deacons and elders in their second and third post-academic years, past 
alumnae of The Center, those in the Clergy Peer Groups, and as space allows, any 
minister in the Conference who feels a need for a time apart for rest and renewal. The 
Abbey Retreat is a time to rest, renew and restore. 

An Interactive Ministry Offered by the Center for More Connection 

Create and update the webpage for an ongoing conversation with clergy on clergy care, 
leadership, and systems thinking. 

On website have: 

1) upcoming event dates listed, 

2) an article on clergy care, 



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3) a "blog" to happen forming a more interactive page, 

4) any good books review (The review can be one to two paragraphs — 
maximum — 150 words. This is to offer a brief summary of the issues/topics the 
book addresses and why you recommend it). This is not to replace the reading 
of the book, but to entice interest in reading it, and 

5) a link for people to express their creative selves — a page for poetry or quotes. 

The Center will begin with new publicity through the Louisiana Now and other possible 
options to promote the new "Blog" and the new web-page to assist in clergy care, 
congregation/systems thinking, and leadership. To connect to the web-page and blog go 
[ to www.la-umc.org. On the site, go to Clergy, Spiritual Formation, then to The Center 
for Pastoral Effectiveness. 

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein 

3 M Network (Maintaining Ministers in Ministry) 29 Participants 

This event is offered jointly between The General Board of Higher Education and 
Ministry, UMC, The Center for Ministry of the Mississippi Conference, and The Center 
for Pastoral Effectiveness of the Louisiana Annual Conference. Across jurisdictional 
lines, 3M is a networking experience that allows an opportunity for Conferences to 
explore and share ideas about what each is doing in this area of Sustaining Pastoral 
Excellence. The 3M experience has included representation from every jurisdiction in the 
U.S. 

Other Ministries Offered 

Clergy/Leadership Coaching — Through coaching, The Center provides an outside 
resource for clergy to help them think through, reflect on, and process issues in their lives 
and ministries. 

Leadership Through a Different Lens — The Center works with clergy, staff, and other 
church leadership to help them explore a different lens through which to see and 
understand mature congregational life and the importance of the functioning of leadership 
in the health of the body. 

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking 
new landscapes, but in having new eyes. 

Congregational Conflict Transformation and moving through Impasse — The Center 
offers guidance to help congregations respond to anxiety and conflict in a healthy way 
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2. Describe the impact of your work on pastoral leaders and congregations. Tell a story or 
two about the impact on your participants as a result of their involvement in your 
project. 

Comments from Participants of SoulJourney: 

• SoulJourney has been an oasis for me. A place to unburden in the safe shade of 
friendly peers. A place to drink deeply of the refreshing water of contemplation 
and reflection. A place to pick up fruit to sustain the journey of ministry. 

• SoulJourney has been like a cup of cold, real water in the midst of a deserted 
oasis. I leave the session feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to continue the 
journey. Dr. Gilliam not only promotes but embodies excellent process 
leadership. This has been a helpful model for me in my context of ministry. 

• SoulJourney is a safe place to share with others who are on the journey with you. 
It is a place not to get all of the answers but to ask the questions and to trust that 
others wait in the silence with you. 

• For a time in ministry when "For Now" appeared to be an eternity, SoulJourney 
offered a safe arena to discuss problems and provide hope through the lens of 
spiritual peers. It provided living water to my life. SoulJourney has been a 
refreshing opportunity to be in covenant relations with my peers and have Craig 
Gilliam, a spiritual director and mentor, nurturing our steps along the way. 

Comments from Participants of Clergy Peer Groups: 

The other day, one of the participants of our Clergy Peer Group told me the following 
stories: 

• Sometimes it is hard to explain or understand exactly what happens at the Clergy 
Peer Group gatherings, for the effect is at such a soul level. But I always leave in 
a little different place than how I enter it. The last time we met, I came out of the 
gathering and had to attend another meeting that had some tension in it. But, in 
that meeting, I was able to stay less anxious and not get my "buttons " pushed or 
get hooked by the anxiety. A large part of my being at this different place was 
because coming out of the Clergy Gathering, I always feel calmer. Even though I 
can 't explain it, I am different when I leave than when I enter. 

• Ministry can be an isolating profession. We can become so focused on the tasks of 
our jobs that we fail to nurture our own souls. I have found our Clergy Peer 
Groups to be both educational and refreshing for my Spirit. It's great to be 
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• While the Clergy Peer Groups are supportive, they are so much more. The 
structure for our time together provides immediate benefits (helps us address 
particular ministry issues) and long-term benefits (helps us feel connected to 
other ministers, helps us ask the on-going questions of ministry, and of life!). I 
never thought I would add another meeting to my hectic schedule— much less one 
that meets for over two hours each month. However, the time has become so 
meaningful to me that I volunteered to facilitate another such group in a town two 
hours away. That speaks for itself! 

3. Please describe your own assessment of how your project is progressing. 

• What are you learning from your work with pastoral leaders about excellence in 
ministry and how it is sustained? 

• What strategies for sustaining pastoral excellence have worked best in your 
project? Why do you believe they have been effective? 

• What has not worked as well as you had hoped? Why do you believe these efforts 
have been less effective ? 

• How has your program changed in response to your ongoing evaluation? 

4. Describe in as much detail as you can the theological understandings of pastoral 
excellence that continue to emerge in your project. Has this theological conversation 
about pastoral excellence deepened as the project has progressed? If so, how and 
why? If not, why do you think it has not? 

Both questions 3 and 4 are addressed in the following article: 

The following is representative for both the Center and the Academy. These learnings, 
unlearnings and modifications were enhanced through the Lilly Grant on Sustaining 
Pastoral Excellence. They are: 

• Congregations are self- organizing systems. Self-organization is the natural 
process by which complex, adaptive systems emerge. 

• One of the greatest challenges for pastoral leaders is to relinquish control and 
trust the living, organic, self-organizing system that emerges and is always 
emerging. This adaptive complex system, however, is not necessarily the same as 
"The Formal System" by which congregations are organized. Indeed, it is often 
something much deeper and other than a congregation 's formal organization. It is 
much more than the lines on an organizational chart. Put another way, how can 
pastors get out of the way, open things up, make space for, and listen to the 
ineffable God (Spirit) who pulsates beneath, within, through, and beyond the 
systems of which we are part? How can we open things up and trust what Gerard 
Manley Hopkins calls "the dearest freshness deep down [in] things"? These are 
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way to close down a system or interfere with the "deep freshness [in] things, " is 
to attempt to control (organize) it. 

Leadership has more to do with "being " and "presence " than with "doing " and 
"action. " As Susan Skjei, a noted organizational consultant and educator, 
explains, "Presence is about the alignment of heart, mind, and soul. It's about 
developing the capacity to use the tools in the right context and for the right 
reasons. " A calm grounded presence, emanating from a leader, is palpable. It is 
contagious, moving others to be calm and present. Through cultivated presence, 
the leader works to be attentive and create safe, nurturing space, holding it both 
without and within, while remaining a guide on the side. 

In church life today, too much time and energy are spent on matters that are 
irrelevant to the congregation 's purpose. Much of the pathology we now see in 
congregations of all sizes stems from the "fact" that we spend a great deal of time 
doing what doesn't need to be done — organizing, designing, controlling, and 
convincing people we can fix them. Meanwhile, we neglect the essential task of 
nurturing the self-organizing system. In the New Now, pastoral leadership is 
focused on the spirit, purpose, life and direction of the emerging system, the 
congregation. 

The congregation has within it the answers to the challenges and opportunities it 
faces. As pastors, our task is not to give the "correct" answer, even if we think we 
know it, but to ask difficult questions, to help create a space and to hold that 
space so the collective wisdom of the group — perhaps even God's voice — can 
emerge. God, whose middle name is Surprise, happens between people more often 
than from a person. As pastoral leaders, how do we make safe, nurturing space 
for those holy happenings or conversations to occur? 

The leader recognizes that the systemic and adaptive issues he or she faces 
always have more than one right answer, way, or process. As the cultural 
anthropologist, Angeles Arrien, has said, leadership is to be "open to outcome, 
not attached to it. " Consequently, when two or three (or more) are joined in 
open, honest conversation, the healthy leader's task is often to facilitate the 
emergence of creative possibilities. When that happens, Christ is uniquely in their 
midst. 

Leaders who are creatively involved with others, whether as peers or in some 
other form of supportive and honest group connection, make wiser decisions. We 
are not on the journey or in our ministries alone. Creativity, wisdom, and genius 
are cultivated in relationships. Even Michelangelo worked with a group to paint 
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Leadership in the New Now involves the art of living with and asking open, 
honest, and sometimes difficult questions, for questions have the power to start a 
person or community on a "quest. " In his memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel wrote about 
an old teacher who gave the following response when asked by a young student 
why he prayed: "I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to 
ask Him the right questions. " Effective leaders live in conversation with the deep 
Self, or God within, as a source of guidance. There, they hear the soulful 
questions to ask and receive the courage to raise them in a spirit of compassion. 

Chaos plays an important part not only in the spiritual and emotional 
development of individuals, but also in the evolution of congregations. 
Theologically, chaos is not the opposite of God, but another face of the Divine. 
Therefore, effective leaders accept chaos as part of the journey, knowing it is part 
of the creative process. 

Spiritual practice, which fosters ongoing growth and grounding, is essential for 
effective pastoral leadership. In many ways, it is as important as theological 
knowledge and clarity of thought and expression. Dag Hammarskjold, the second 
Secretary General of the United Nations, wrote, "The more faithfully you listen to 
the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. " Spiritual 
practice makes space for the inner conversation and is critical to leadership. For 
me, meditation is my spiritual practice. Whatever else it does — and it does many 
beneficial things — it is the way I search for the ever-present God within. The 
mythologist, Joseph Campbell said, "You must have a room or a certain hour of 
the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don 't know what 
you owe anybody or what they owe you — but a place where you can simply 
experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. . . " The 
Psalmist writes, "Be still and know that I am God. " Spiritual practice is the 
place where our theories and theologies move from intellectual concepts to 
experiential presence, deep soulful wisdom and acts of compassion. 

Effective pastoral leaders know themselves. They know there is no difference 

between becoming an effective leader and becoming a fully integrated human 

being. 

There is one question — the most important question — that must be asked of any 

leader and to which he or she must soulfully respond. In the words of the poet 

Mary Oliver, "Tell me, what are you going to do with your one wild and precious 

life?" 

The poet, Wendell Berry writes: 

It may be when we no longer know what to do, 

we have come to our real work, 

and that when we no longer know which way to go, 

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• Or as one anonymous writer put it: The trip becomes "a journey " after you have 
lost your luggage. 

• Perhaps, in the New Now,, our real journey has begun. Through our deep 
presence, attentiveness, and intentional action, the wisdom of the collective souk 
and the voice of God are emerging in new ways, reshaping the landscape and the 
luggage we carry with us. 

5. What are your plans for next year? Please also list the project leadership for your 
grant, noting changes that have been made, if applicable. 

• In addition to what The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness is already doing and 
expanding, the new project is to add the following track: 

• Conflict Track 
o Rationale — Conflict has become so pervasive in our culture and in our 

congregations that the ability to manage conflict has become a key skill for 
pastors and leadership. 

• For Clergy: Developing the Art of Dancing Through Conflict 
o As a minister, what is the greatest challenge and question you face as it 

relates to conflict? 
o What is conflict? What is peace? How does our image of peace and conflict 

add to conflict and its destructive escalation? 
o How do we as clergy deal with anxiety and conflict in our congregations in a 

manner that allows us to assist in becoming part of the answer and not the 

focus of it, escalating the conflict? 
o How do we help our congregations learn or create a space to connect, even 

when they disagree? 
o Explore different models/lenses for understanding tension, anxiety and 

conflict for clergy 
-The Art of Asking Questions -Framing and reframing 

-Dealing with Secrets -Working with/in Triangles 

-Dealing with Anxiety -Positioning in the System 

-Thinking in parallel directions -Circle Process 

-Opening and holding safe space -Principles of Mediation 

-Holding integral perspectives -Showing up & being present 

-What is the role of leadership during times of high anxiety & conflict? 
-What did you learn from your family of origin about anxiety and conflict? 
-Decision-making processes that honor the wisdom of the group 
-Exploring consequences — intended and unintended 

-Making observations in a calm, reflective manner without blame or 
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THE ACADEMY FOR SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 
REV. DR. CAROLE COTTON WINN, DIRECTOR 

The Academy for Spiritual Leadership has been a ministry of the Louisiana Conference 
for the past nine years. During that time it has grown and evolved into an integral piece 
! that calls and sustains clergy, as well as laity, into vibrant ministry. 
The Academy has created these offerings over the course of the past years. 

The Path of Spiritual Leadership 

The Path of Spiritual Leadership is often a doorway into the various offerings. For many, 
it becomes a place of discernment and a defining moment as they search for direction in 
their lives from God and the faith community. Persons who attend commit to a series of 
four retreats over the course of the year. The retreats offer sojourners opportunities to 
hear from retreat leaders who are uniquely qualified in their respective fields. In 
addition, the rhythm of the retreats offer a time to share and a time to rest, a time to learn 
and a time to ponder, a time to worship in community and a time to reflect in silence. 

• The covenant/peer groups allow a safe place for persons to share their stories 
and explore where God is leading them. They stay in the same covenant/peer 
group for each retreat. In the evaluations they often report that this was the most 
helpful part of the Academy experience. 

• The Sabbath rest provides space to ponder and reflect on the input with the 
retreat leaders. It is a two hour period in the afternoon during which we 
encourage as a time of silence. 

• Morning and Evening Prayers set a context for the rhythm of the day. We use 
music, scripture, silence, and prayers to invite the day and close the day. Mostly 
they are held in the chapel, and from time to time out of doors. We often ask 
sojourners to be the leaders, which gives them valuable experience to take back 
to their congregation. 

The retreat topics for 2006 included the following: 

• Connecting to our Souls 

Rev. Jane E. Vennard, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. 

• Connecting to our Calling 

• Rev. Dr. Rob Weber, Founding Pastor, Grace Community UMC, 
Shreveport, Louisiana. 

• Connecting the Church and Community 

Rev. Dr. Luther E. Smith, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia 

• Connecting to our Faith Journey 

Rev. Dr. Marcia McFee, PhD. Graduate Theological Union, Berkley, 
' California. 

One of the sojourners is also enrolled at Garrett Evangelical Seminary and is taking this 
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she is writing and submitting a paper following each retreat. In addition, she is serving as 
a leader for one of the peer groups. 

The following books were recommended as reference for the retreats: 

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, Maya Angelou 

The Seven Whispers, Christina Baldwin 

Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry 

Awesome Altars, Judy Pace Christy and Mary Dark 

Hurry Less, Worry Less, Judy Pace Christie 

Effective Small Churches in the 21 st Century, Carl S. Dudley 

Guide My Feet, Marian Wright Edelman 

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell 

A Mile in My Shoes, Trevor Hudson 

Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamotte 

Sleeping with Bread, Dennis, Sheila and Matthew Linn 

Always We Begin Again, John McQuiston, II 

Sabbath: finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in our Busy Lives, 

Wayne Muller 
Amazing Grace, Kathleen Norris 
A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer 
Let Your Life Speak, Parker Palmer 

A Guide for Prayer for All who Seek God, Upper Room Books 
Labyrinths from the Outside In: Walking to Spiritual Insight, 

A Beginner's Guide, Donna Schaper and Carole Ann Camp 
Private Prayers in Public Places: The Notebook of an Urban Pilgrim, 

Donald Schokley 
Intimacy and Mission: Intentional Community as Crucible for Radical 

Discipleship, Luther E. Smith 
Leaving Church, Barbara Brown Taylor 
Howard Thurman: Essential Writings, Howard Thurman and 

Luther E. Smith 
A Praying Congregation: The Art of Teaching Spiritual Practice, 

Jane Vennard 
Be Still, Jane Vennard 
Embracing the World, Jane Vennard 
Praying with Body and Soul, Jane Vennard 
Praying for Friends and Enemies, Jane Vennard 
An Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Small Group Leaders Guide, 

Rob Weber 
Habits of the Heart, Rob Weber 
The Spiritual Formation Bible, NRSV 



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Comment from a sojourner: 

• As a covenant small group leader it was also wonderful to hear the Labyrinth 
experiences of others. I had a group of eight people, six females and two males, 
who brought to the group their different faiths, culture, race and life 
experiences. We quickly bonded and we were all eager to talk, so the talking 
piece came in handy. Several in my group were victims of Hurricane Katrina 
and they had suffered great loss. One is still living in a FEMA trailer. I am so 
glad that of all the places they could be, they chose to come to a Spiritual 
Formation Retreat for the healing and refreshing of their soul. Our time of 
intercessory prayer together was powerful and we didn 't want to leave the room 
when it was time to join the other groups for closing communion. We 
experienced what Jane said about intercessory prayer, "When we pray for 
others our own threshold is lowered and we feel God's love, warmth and tears. 

The Path of Spiritual Direction 

The training course in Spiritual Direction takes place over two years through a series of 
six retreats. Those who attend have required readings, written assignments to turn in, and 
a paper due at the end of the two-year course. It is designed for persons who want to 
explore the art and ministry of spiritual formation in the congregation, as well as spiritual 
direction in a one on one setting. The retreats offer a rhythm between lectures and peer 
work. The faculty person is Rev. Wendy Miller from the Eastern Mennonite University 
in Harrisburg, Virginia. She says about this course, "Rather than separating the 
ministering person from the needs of everyday life, the practice of prayer and spiritual 
disciplines assists one to attend to the deeper personal needs of individuals as well as the 
gathered congregation. " 

The six sessions follow these themes: 

• Retreat 1 - Introduction to Spiritual Guidance 

• Retreat 2 - Nurturing Spiritual Formation in the Congregation 

• Retreat 3 - The Dark Night of the Soul 

• Retreat 4 - Restoring the Soul of the Congregation 

• Retreat 5 - Discernment as a Spiritual Practice 

• Retreat 6 - Nourishing the Congregation in Times of Crisis. 

Participants are given assigned reading for each session as well as written work that 
relates to the theme being discussed. Attention at the retreats is given to Morning and 
Evening Prayers, Sabbath Rest, and Holy Communion. The Peer Groups are a central 
component of the training and are led by a staff person who has been certified and 
received prior training in this field. They stay in the same peer groups throughout the 
two years. Upon completion of the course they are required to turn in a ten page 
reflection paper. Those who participate also seek out a spiritual director with whom they 
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Required Readings include: 

Dark Night Journey, Sandra Cronk 

Holy Listening: the Art of Spiritual Direction, Margaret Guenther 

The Collected Works of John of the Cross, John of the Cross 

Speaking of God: Evangelism as Initial Spiritual Guidance, Ben Campbell 

Johnson 

The Collected Works of St. Teresa ofAvila, Volume 2, 

Kieran Kavanaugh and Otillio Rodriguez 
Addiction and Grace, Gerald May 

Invitation to Presence: A Guide to Spiritual Disciplines, Wendy Miller 
Jesus, Our Spiritual Director: A Pilgrimage through the Gospels, Wendy Miller 
Progress in Spiritual Formation: An Overview of Growth in Spiritual 
Formation, Unpublished, Wendy Miller 

Invitation to Journey: A Roadmapfor Spiritual Formation, Robert Munholland 
The Story of Christian Spirituality: Two thousand years, from East to West, 

Gordon Murcell 
The Pastor as Spiritual Guide, Howard Rice 
The Interior Castle, Teresa of Avila 

The Path of Prayer 

This offering was born out of the desire of Academy participants to focus on the steps 
that lead to Becoming a Praying Congregation. It was a way to help church leaders find 
ways to teach prayer within the congregation by deepening their own experiences of | 
prayer and discovering how to become an effective teacher of prayer. 
In times of unrest, churches need to have a firm foundation of prayer from which to draw 
strength and courage. In the words of the retreat leader, Rev. Jane Vennard, "/ believe 
that God is calling all of us into deeper prayer and is longing for our congregations to 
become places of prayer. 1 " 

Topics for the sessions included: 

• Preparing hearts for prayer 

• Creating a safe environment 

• Beliefs about prayer 

• Healing images of prayer 

• Healing images of God 

• Many ways to pray 

• Becoming a teacher of prayer. 

The morning was spent in sessions with the retreat leader, Rev. Jane Vennard. The 
afternoon was for time of reflection and rest. Further sessions were held in late afternoon 
and evening. Attention was given to altar visuals, music, Morning and Evening Prayers, 
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Required Books: 

• A Praying Congregation: The Art of Teaching Spiritual Practice, Jane Vennard 

• Good Goats: Healing Our Images of God, Dennis Linn 

k Comments from our sojourners: 

• / received language to talk about prayer with my congregation and others. 
"Prayer was floating all around for me, but now I can name useful and powerful 
concepts such as intervening and interacting that help make sense of prayer. I 
also learned ways to pray with my body, vAth crayons, with letters to Congress. 
The sentence, "How did you learn to pray?" alone was worth the seminar fee! 

• I was able to rest, rest, rest. Also there was good accessible information and a 
sense of gentle leading that people really need a reminder that not all persons 
pray the same way, and a variety of 'ways ' are needed. 

The Path of Silence 

Into the Stillness: A Contemplative Retreat has become an annual time for persons who 
seek a place of quiet and want to come apart to listen for the guidance of God. The days 
are designed in a model of silence in community. There are times for Morning and 
Evening Prayers, short sessions of guided meditations, and the option to meet with a 
spiritual director. This retreat is mostly about listening and waiting, receiving and being. 
It is the intention of the retreat to open the time and space so that sojourners may hear 
God's still small voice. This retreat is intentionally held at a Benedictine Abbey, St. 
Joseph Abbey, in order to offer the participants an opportunity to worship the liturgical 
hours with the monks. The rhythm of the day includes time to be a part of the various 
services that are held in the Abbey Chapel. Our meals are taken in silence, which also 
becomes a spiritual practice. The staff is made up of persons who are certified as 
Spiritual Directors. 

Suggested Books: 

• The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris 

• The Seven Whispers, Christina Baldwin 

• Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living, 

John M. McQuiston II 

The Discerners Academy - Creating a Culture of Call 

The Discerners Academy is a way of recruiting persons for ordained ministry and 
sustaining them through the process of call and Candidacy in the United Methodist 
Church. Our driving passion is to identify persons who are pondering a call to ministry, 
and then to stay connected with them through college and their seminary education. We 
invite a faculty persons from a United Methodist School of Theology to give them a 
glimpse into what it might be like to attend a seminary class. In addition, there is a staff 
from the Annual Conference made up of Deacons, Elders, the Bishop of the Area, the 
Provost, two District Superintendents, Board of Ordained Ministry representatives, and 
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to their own call to ministry, and to which seminary they attended, and what they 
received there. It has become a powerful piece of the culture of call we create for each 
retreat. In addition, we invited the seminaries to send persons from their Office ojq 
Admissions. 

The golden thread throughout the Discerners Retreat is the small peer groups or covem 
groups that meet four times throughout the weekend. Discerners are placed in peer 
groups by their place in the life cycle of age and experience. We create a place of 
sharing and listening with simple rituals to open and close the groups. We plan each of 
the four sessions to build on one another and create a safe setting for stories to be told, | 
and a place to articulate questions and longings that are stirring from within. Persons are 
instructed to speak with intention, to listen with attention, and to tend the well-being of 
the group. Each group is led by a staff person who receives orientation before the retreat 
begins. 

Discerners Academy 

January, 2007 - Dr. William B. McClain, Wesley Theological Seminary, 

Washington DC 

Coming in 2007: 

Spiritual Directors Retreat for Discernment 
The Beloved Community 
November 1-2, 2007 
The Wesley Center 
Woodworth, La. 

After a period of eight years and four classes who have participated in the training for 
Spiritual Direction, we are becoming more aware of a growing desire to create an 
ongoing peer group for the community of spiritual directors. They are discovering and 
living out of a deeper contemplative presence for God; their lives are being transformed, 
and how they live and move and work in ministry in their congregations and in the world 
is changing. A certain isolation sets in as these persons discover that their church, the 
one they are serving, as well as the larger denomination, does not speak or hear the same 
concerns and issues. They are faithfully moving into ministry of spiritual formation, yet 
at the same time finding that they desire something more to sustain their own soul 
journey. A common longing for a sense of community has emerged among the spiritual 
directors, which is calling them to an intentional and ongoing peer group. We see this 
unfolding into a peer group for the ones who have completed the spiritual direction 
training. After meeting with a representative group, we have designed a time apart to 
explore further what this may be like under the umbrella, The Beloved Community. 

Plans are now underway for a weekend retreat of discernment as we allow the group to 
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I What We Are Learning and Hearing 
tq Reflections from Sojourners 

• I am applying what I have learned, and forming courses for the congregation. 
The culture of the church leadership doesn't completely understand the 
foundation from which I am shaping this ministry. When people run away, I 
have learned to let them go and release the outcome. The question out of which 
I live is, "What is life-forming?" The gift of the spiritual direction training for 
me was to ground me in a theology and practice that is formational. It is how I 
live my life now, which offers hospitality to those who come. I offer the 
invitation, "I will be there, will you join me?" 

• The peer groups gave me an opportunity to share with other sojourners and 
learn how they have dealt with some of the same struggles I have. It allowed a 
place to affirm God's call to me once again. 

• I received from this retreat a wealth of knowledge and joy that will go far 
beyond this weekend. Hearing those who have been in my shoes gave me 
encouragement and insight. I realized that this journey toward ministry is not a 
quick or easy one. 

• It was a tremendous blessing to share and receive from others in our peer 
group. I now feel at peace and am confident to begin the inquiry process toward 
Candidacy. 

General Comments 

In the imagery of the loaves and fish, The Academy offers sustenance to a hungry and 
longing crowd. As we gather the pieces that are left over, we find baskets full and 
brimming over. Those fed by what was offered have multiplied their experiences beyond 
imagination. Who are these people who have shared the loaves and fish? In 2006 they 
include in the Academy for Spiritual Leadership: 

55 who have participated in the Path of Spiritual Leadership 

45 who have entered into a contemplative retreat 

23 who have come to training for prayer in the congregation 

25 who have been certified as Spiritual Directors 

33 who have attended a Discerners Academy 

32 who have served on staff for these retreats 

19 who are receiving academic credit from Garret through the Academy. 
The ripple effect has touched congregations, campus ministries, laity and clergy across 
the annual conference. We sense that momentum is building and our people will 
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2007 Report Pastoral Excellence Program 

Rev. John Edd Harper 

Coordinator of Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 

1. All of the registrar files for the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM) have been updated 
and maintained in a systematic manner. The BOM members are being trained with 
regard to their responsibilities in working with candidates (Elders and Deacons) going 
through the probationary process or Local Pastors going through the course of study. The 
BOM is developing written policies and guidelines to be used in a BOM handbook. 
District Committee on Ordained Ministry (DCOM) members participated in a training 
event to better understand their role and responsibilities in working with candidates 
preparing for licensed or ordained ministry and local pastors. The BOM has helped 
probationary candidates for ordained ministry move from readiness to effectiveness in 
ministry. Young adults (ages 16-25) are being targeted for recruitment and enlistment 
into ordained ministry as a vocation. A task force within the BOM is studying the 
various aspects of effectiveness in ministry. Professional certification (Christian 
Education, Spiritual Formation, Music Ministry, etc.) within the United Methodist 
Church has been promoted throughout the conference. All Louisiana seminary students 
are being contacted on a regular basis and all seminary student loans are being processed 
in a timely manner. 

2. Pastoral leaders who are in the probationary process have said: "it is great to have a 
person with great attention to detail working on my BOM file and it is nice to have one 
person to call to get all of my questions answered." The candidates' stress levels have 
been lowered and they are not being referred from person to person to get answers to 
their questions. 

3. Learned: Pastoral excellence is a growth process that begins early in the candidacy 
process and continues to provide a continuum of clergy support. To be all one can be as 
a minister for Christ and the church requires a balance between care for others ("loving 
neighbor as self) and care for self (maintaining integrity of heart and life, maintaining 
wholeness in relationships, and having competence in skills necessary for ministry). 
Centering upon God through personal devotions ("loving God with all your heart, soul, 
mind, and strength") helps one prioritize (set boundaries) for daily living. 

Strategy: Training the BOM and DCOM in their work with candidates has allowed 
more positive interaction between the candidate and their interview teams. We believe 
the training has been effective because the candidates being interviewed are commenting 
on how positive the interview experience has become rather than having the feelings of 
being placed in an adversarial relationship with the members of their interview teams. 

Not worked: The clergy coaching/mentoring in small groups is not working as well as 
we had hoped. Many of our clergy mentors prefer to meet one on one with their 
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Program changed: Due to the expanding and complex requirements for ordination, a 
greater number of persons exploring a call to ministry within the Louisiana Conference, 
and a desire to offer a more relational ministry to candidates, there is a need for the 
previous part-time position for the Coordinator of the BOM to become a full-time 
position. Thanks to the Lilly Grant extension, this was accomplished in January 2007. 

4. An awareness of pastoral excellence is beginning to emerge within the Louisiana 
Conference of the United Methodist Church. Theologically, we believe God desires for 
us to be our best in ministry. Through the various training events and peer group settings, 
clergy and laity are developing standards to identify/outline effectiveness in ministry and 
live into these new expectations. 

5. Plans for the next year include offering: a candidacy mentor training event, a District 
Committee on Ordained Ministry training event, a high quality probationary process 
(moving candidates from readiness to serving effectively in ministry), continuing 
education events, spiritual formation events, professional certification, and the creating 
and refining of a BOM Handbook. The Louisiana Conference recently received training 
to facilitate a new "Professional and Personal Self-Care" initiative focusing on holistic 
care: spiritually, mentally-emotionally, socially and physically which we feel will help 
enhance pastoral excellence. Rev. John Edd Harper continues to serve as the Coordinator 
of the Board of Ordained Ministry. 

Appendix I for 2006: 

A. Each probationary class represents a peer learning group. We had 3 deacons and 
12 elders in the new 2006 probationary class. These are all clergy and each 
represents a congregation influenced by their clergy leadership. 

B. Other learning/training events would include: a BOM training event for 50 
clergy and 6 laity, a candidacy mentor training event for 12 clergy, a DCOM 
training event for 40 clergy and 10 laity. 

Appendix II for 2007: 

January 22-23, 2007, Board of Ordained Ministry members received training at the 

Wesley Center in Woodworth, Louisiana with 5 1 clergy and 6 lay participants 

February 26-28, 2007, Tending our Lives Together V was held at the Wesley Center in 

Woodworth, Louisiana with over 350 clergy (Elder, Deacon, and Local Pastors) 

attending. 

April 14, 2007, Personal and Professional Self-Care Workshop at Trinity UMC in 

Ruston, Louisiana. 

April 28, 2007, Personal and Professional Self-Care Workshop at Asbury UMC in 

Lafayette, Louisiana. 

May 5, 2007, Personal and Professional Self-Care Workshop at FUMC in Laplace, 

Louisiana. 

August 21, 2007, District Committee on Ordained Ministry training at the Wesley Center 

in Woodworth, Louisiana. 



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August 22, 2007, Candidacy Mentor training at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, 

Louisiana. 

October 12-13, 2007, Discerning the Call retreat at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, 

Louisiana. 



Clergy Renewal Leaves 

Dr. Donald C. Cottrill 

Provost and Project Coordinator 

One of the five components of the Louisiana Annual Conference Lilly Grant is the Clergy 
Renewal Leaves. A total of fifteen renewal leaves have been granted over the four year 
period with an amount of $92,475 spent for these clergy renewal leaves. A decision was 
made at the first of 2006 to limit the number of clergy renewal leaves due to the impact of 
the 2005 hurricanes on our Conference programming and on a possible reduction on our 
apportionment payments. The Conference leadership understood that we had an 
obligation to paying salaries of our staff, and the corporate programs were a priority 
following the staffing commitments. The requests for clergy renewal leaves were 
likewise affected by the 2005 storms. Thus the Louisiana Conference did not expend all 
of the funds for the four year projections in this area. Amazingly, our Conference 
responded to the financial concerns, and the apportionments were paid at our average 
level in 2005 (94.45%) and at our highest level in remembrance in 2006 (98.35%). 

There were two completed leaves in 2006. One additional clergy renewal leave was 
postponed due to personal reasons, but the funds were expended in order to provide for 
registration fees for the leave in 2007. There are two other (staff related) leaves that were 
granted in 2005 that will take place in 2007. Funds were set aside for these two leaves, 
but were delayed due to the Hurricanes. 

The two clergy renewal leaves that were completed in 2006 were varied in their purposes. 
One of the clergy chose to concentrate on a combination of a directed and a non-directed 
spiritual retreat process. Included as well were times for family, travel, and personal 
renewal. The participant wrote: 

Has this experience impacted my life? Without doubt! Since it was not a time of 
theoretical discussions but a time of listening to God, it provided an opportunity for 
intense spiritual growth and nourishment. In the "real World" I would not have the 
privilege of spending four hours in prayer every day. The formative process of "waiting 
on the Lord" for that period daily transforms a person. The best illustration that I can 
use is that of climbing a ladder when there are others or activities trying to bring you 
down. In those weeks it seemed like everything that could bring one down was removed, 
offering an opportunity to climb higher... 



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The other clergy person concentrated a major portion of time on a Wesley Study 
Experience in England. Included as well was time for family renewal, Marriage 
Renewal, Vision Quest, and training in a Circle Practicum. There were times for both 
individual and family focus, in training and in solitude. 

Examples of his comments are as follows: 

My eleven weeks away refreshed my love and admiration for ministry in the local church. 
I found myself missing relationships and interactions that bless and challenge me as a 
local church pastor. Ministry can be an undaunting and frustrating vocation yet in 
retrospect I love the interaction opportunities to be a part of memorable times in the lives 
and faith of others. I feel called to ministry in the local church. 

Time away and solitude have given me a deeper appreciation for the blessings of my life 
and ministry. I am seeking to be more grounded in the gift of my family by dating my wife 
more regularly and sharing intentional time with each of my two children, together and 
individually... I was reminded of the value of self- care and the freshness that it brings to 
my thinking and ministry. I will work even harder to be intentional about caring for me 
and recognizing when I need that care so that I can best care and minister to others. 

Plans for Next Year 

The additional grant from the Lilly Foundation for the next five years will allow the 
Louisiana Conference to continue the program of Clergy Renewal Leaves. We did limit 
the time of the leave to one to two months, at $750 per week. The grant will allow us to 
award up to five leaves per year. 

We will use those persons who have been involved in Clergy Renewal Leaves to promote 
the concept and to mentor new clergy and congregations through this process for 
themselves. 

It is expected that in the future the Clergy Renewal Leave program will be life giving for 
many of our clergy and congregations who have been affected by the 2005 Hurricanes. 
The stress of the recovery and constant care-giving of the pastors has taken a toll on their 
well-being and spiritual wholeness. These leaves will offer much needed respite and 
renewal. 

We are grateful to the Lilly Foundation for the support that allows the Louisiana 
Conference the opportunity to offer these leaves. The results have been life-changing for 
the pastors and their families, and for the congregations they serve. 



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Lilly Grant 

Grant # 2002 1556-000 
January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 



For Period 





Total Project 




1/1/2006- 
12/31/2006 


Cumulative 


Budget Less 






Budget 


] 




Income 


Cumulative 


Income: 








' 










Lilly Endowment Grant 


$ 


701,600.00 


$ 


176,000.00 


$ 


700,300.00 


S 


1,300.00 


Registration Fees 


$ 


235,000.00 


$ 


77,168.42 


$ 


279,842.55 


$ 


(44,842.55) 


Louisiana Annual Conference 


$ 


670,400.00 


s 


156,852.21 


S 


545,611.79 


$ 


124,788.21 


Bishops' Society 


$ 


40,000.00 


$ 


10,000.00 


$ 


40,000.00 


$ 


- 


United Methodist Foundation of LA 


$ 


36,000.00 


$ 


24,000.00 


$ 


36,000.00 


$ 


- 


Churches 


$ 


21,000.00 


$ 


- 


s 


- 


$ 


21,000.00 1 


Total Income 


$ 


1,704,000.00 


$ 


444,020.63 


$ 


1,601,754.34 


s 


102,245.66 



Expenses: 


















Personnel 


$ 


994,000.00 


s 


239,497.46 


$ 


901,028.82 


s 


92,971.18 


Administrative Costs 


$ 


12,300.00 


s 


6,888.75 


$ 


29,600.08 


s 


(17,300.08) 


Equipment 


S 


6,000.00 


$ 


965.37 


$ 


9,581.62 


s 


(3,581.62) 


Travel 


$ 


30,200.00 


s 


5,781.43 


$ 


27,524.41 


$ 


2,675.59 


Honorariums & Contracts 


$ 


200,000.00 


s 


21,500.00 


$ 


125,685.96 


s 


74,314.04 


Conferences & Retreats 


$ 


280,000.00 


$ 


73,808.43 


$ 


329,810.16 


$ 


(49,810.16) 


Clergy Renewal Leave Grants 


$ 


162,000.00 


$ 


22,295.00 


$ 


123,085.42 


$ 


38,914.58 


Indirect Costs 


$ 


19,500.00 


$ 


2,403.94 


$ 


12,777.03 


$ 


6,722.97 


Total Expenses 


$ 


1,704,000.00 


$ 


373,140.38 


$ 


1,559,093.50 


$ 


144,906.50 


Current Cash Balance 


Balance 






$ 


42,660.84 






Lilly Endowment Grant Funds Cash 


$ 


1,300.00 




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Program Director 


Finance: V.P. / Controller 





* Local congregational support came in the form of "in Kind" donations for scholarship 
registration assistance and additional expenses related to the Clergy Renewal Leaves. 
We did not track these donations, but feel certain that they exceeded the $21,000 
amount. 



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WESLEY CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

This is an exciting time for Wesley Center. We thank God for the support we have 
received through the years. This support has enabled us to be debt free and now in a 
position to move ahead with a new development program. 

Mission: 

To provide a place for spiritual holiness, healing, and wholeness under the guidance of 
our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Objectives and Purposes: 

The Wesley Center was formed to: 

(A) Provide a place for the development of unified, inclusive fellowship among 
the membership of the annual conference. 

(B) Provide opportunity for the enrichment of the spiritual life of individuals 
and of the annual conference as a whole. 

(C) Allow the present conference programming to be improved by overcoming 
the physical limitations of current facilities due to size, accessibility, 
availability, quality and variety of accommodations. 

(D) Provide more options for training and educating local church, district and 
conference leadership. 



We Celebrate: 

The fact that Wesley Center provides a place where lives are being changed and 

the message of Jesus Christ is being proclaimed. 

The continued support by all Methodist related groups, congregations, 

individuals and clergy for our 10 th year of operations. 

Our partnership with Martin Land Development (Roy O. Martin Co.) that 

provides funds to Wesley Center from the sale of lots. 

The commitment and support of CFA through apportionments. 

Financially ending 2006 in the black. 

A dedicated staff that has placed an emphasis on being a witness in the teachings 

of Jesus Christ to those that come to the center. 

All new carpet, ceramic flooring and bedding in both lodges. 

Upgrades on East Lodge by adding an additional lavatory to the vanity areas in 

each room. 

Wireless internet connectivity throughout facility. 

Our development committee and trustees' commitment to planning for the 

future. A major study was implemented, architects were hired and plans are 

underway for Phase One. 



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Phase I and Estimated Cost: 

Meeting building $432,000 

Architect $ 45,360 

Cursillo and Wesley Center will 
share cost fifty/fifty 

Pavilion $425,000 

Including architect, design and 
building 

Hard surface trails, lake 

Work, etc. $250,000 

Small group pavilion 

at beginning of trails $ 50,000 

Total of Phase I $ 1,257,360 

The good news! We have on hand or funds will be made available to us over a three-year 
period one million dollars. The sources of these funds are as follows: Wesley Center - 
$450,000; the Cursillo Community - $250,000; the Paul White family - $150,000; and 
timber sales -$150,000. 

We have sought and received approval from CFA to raise $300,000 for this project. The 
campaign will begin soon and we anticipate a great response. We hope you will all join 
in to support this effort. 

We are in the process of preparing a list where contributors would be recognized by 
naming parts of the development in their honor. We hope individuals, churches and 
districts will become involved. 

In Phase I we also approved an RV area which would be paid for by the RV association. 

After Phase I we plan on moving to Phase II. Included in that phase we are considering a 
new lodge with meeting area and suites. A current estimate on the lodge is $2,400,000. 
Other possibilities would be cabins. Before moving to Phase II substantial donors would 
need to be identified and committed to funding such a project. 



Goals: 



Continuing the upgrades and enhancements to Wesley Center. 
Purchasing the remaining audio/visual equipment needed. 
Purchasing new copy machine. 
Purchasing a new phone system. 



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• Continuing education training and in-services for staff and director. 

Concerns: 

• Raising money for developmental phases. 

• Marketing role. 

• Maintaining and expanding the mission of spiritual renewal center. 

Items For Action/Vote Of Annual Conference: 

• Approval of amended and restated articles of incorporation of Wesley Center 

• Approval of bylaws of Wesley center 

James M. Goins, Chair 



AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 

OF 
WESLEY CENTER 

Pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Non-Profit Corporation Law, LSA-R.S. 12:201 et seq., the 
Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church hereby restates and amends the Articles of 
Incorporation of Louisiana Conference Center of the United Methodist Church. 

ARTICLE 1 
NAME 
1.1 Name . The name and title of this corporation shall be Wesley Center: A Place for Spiritual Renewal, 
Growth, Enrichment. 

ARTICLE 2 

DURATION 
2.1 Duration . This corporation shall have and enjoy corporate existence and succession in perpetuity unless 
sooner dissolved in accordance with applicable law. 

ARTICLE 3 

PURPOSE 

3.1 Purpose . This corporation shall support the Doctrine of The United Methodist Church and it and all its 
properties, both real and personal, shall be subject to the Discipline, Laws and Usages of The United Methodist 
Church. The Corporation may engage in any lawful activity for which corporations may be formed under the 
Non-Profit Corporation Law of the State of Louisiana, as it may be amended from time to time, provided such 
activities are in accordance with said Discipline. 

ARTICLE 4 
NON-PROFIT CORPORATION 
4.1 Non-profit Corporation . The Corporation shall be a non-profit corporation organized pursuant to the 
Non-Profit Corporation Law of the State of Louisiana. 

ARTICLE 5 
NON-STOCK ORGANIZATION 

5.1 Non-Stock Corporation . The corporation is organized on a non-stock basis and shall so remain at all 
times. 

ARTICLE 6 



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MEMBERSHIP 
6.1 Membership . The members of this corporation shall consist, ex-officio, of those persons constituting the 
Board of Directors as herein listed in Article 9, and their respective successors. 

ARTICLE 7 
CORPORATE AUTHORITY 

7.1 Corporate Authority . The Louisiana Annual Conference grants to the Board of Trustees of the 
Corporation (the "Board") all powers and authority of the Corporation, with the exception of the powers 
reserved to the Louisiana Annual Conference as referred to in Article 8, and otherwise in accordance with the 
Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. 

ARTICLE 8 
OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY 
8.1 Ownership of Property . The ownership of all property, immovable or movable, owned in the name of 
the Corporation, shall vest in the Louisiana Annual Conference, to be held in trust and administered by the 
Corporation through its Board of Trustees for the Louisiana Annual Conference. It is specifically declared and 
provided that this trust is administrative and general, but shall otherwise not affect in any manner the power and 
authority of the Board of this Corporation, as referred to in Articles 7 and 9. 

ARTICLE 9 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

9.1 Management, Power and Authority . The property, business and affairs of the Corporation shall be 
managed under the direction of a Board and all corporate power and authority thereof shall be vested in and 
exercised by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees shall have and exercise full authority with reference to 
the acquisition, purchase, investment, reinvestment, ownership, administration, management, control, use, 
maintenance, improvement, sale, exchange, pledge, lease, disposition, distribution and divestiture of all funds 
and properties, movable and immovable, in whole or in part, as may be owned by the Corporation in whatever 
manner acquired, and shall have authority to execute proper transfers, sales, assignments, contracts, 
compromises, releases, agreements, leases, receipts, acquittances, and any and all instruments in writing that 
may be useful, incidental or necessary in the administration of any and all property and assets of the 
Corporation; and the purchaser or transferee of any property, movable or immovable, including but not limited 
to notes, bonds, or securities, shall not be required to look to the application of proceeds so long as such 
instrument or instruments so delivered to him or them is executed by the President or Vice-President upon 
proper resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Center and duly certified by the Secretary. 

9.2 Number . The Board of Trustees shall consist of not more than sixteen members elected by the Louisiana 
Annual Conference upon nomination of the Conference Nominating Committee, at least three-fourths of the 
members shall be laity and the following ex-officio members (with voting rights) consisting of 1) the resident 
Bishop of the Louisiana Area; 2) the Director of the Conference Council on Ministries or its equivalent; 3) the 
Director of Administrative Services; 4) the President of the Council on Finance and Administration; 5) the 
Conference Lay Leader and 6) the District Superintendent of the Alexandria District (or such other district in 
which the Conference Center grounds may from time to time be located.) 

9.3 Reference